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The Weatiher


Mfr igan


Shock Troops Against Japan . .
The Persistence Of Slavery ...

Fair and colder today; with
moderate north to northwest

VOL. XLV. No. 103



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Declares All Devaluation
Of Currency Should Now
Stresses Need To
Restore Confidence
Dollars Should Be Made
Convertible Into Gold,
Says Ex-President
TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 20.- (>) -
Former President Herbert Hoover,
commenting on the Supreme Court's
gold decision, said today the United
States should i'eturn to the gold
standard "and restore confidence in
our currency.a
Mr. Hoover declared that all threats
of further devaluation should now
be removed and the dollar should im-
mediately be made convertible at the
present 59 cents of gold "payable in
gold bullion."
In a prepared statement to the Tuc-
son Daily Citizen, the former presi-
dent said:
"I have now had opportunity tog
read the Supreme Court decision. Ap-
parently all members of the Court
agreed that the government acted un-
constitutionally in repudiation of the
covenant on its own bonds. A majority
of the members concluded that theY
citizen has no remedy.
"That will have long moral conse-t
quences, but whatever the morals ofl
right or wrong in the devaluation may
be, the face of the American people
must be forward.
"The need and the opportunity nowt
is to restore confidence in the dollar.
All threat, actual or potential, of fur-x
ther devaluation should now be re-
moved. To do this and give a neededt
contribution to real recovery the dol-
lar should immediately be made con-t
vertible at the present 50 cents of
gold. making it payable in gold bul-
lion-the modern methed- of-specie3
"There is no need to wait on for-
eign nations before we reestablish
the gold standard and restore con-
fidence in our currency. This would
be found to follow sometime. They are
far more afraid of our doing just thist
than they are of any 'American-man-Y
aged currency' at which game they1
have us at a disadvantage."
Michigan Daily
Tryouts Are To
Be Held TodayY
Candidates For Women's,
Sports And Men's Staffs.
To Meet AtDaily Office
Preliminary tryouts for all second
semester freshmen interested in work-
ing on the editorial staff of The Daily<
will be held this afternoon.,
Candidates will report in three sep-I
arate groups. Freshmen interested ini
working on the sports staff will meetI
in the Publications Building at 3:30
p.m., tryouts for the women's staff1
will meet at 4 p.m., and candidates
for the men's editorial staff will re-
port at 4:30 p.m.1
All meetings will be held in Thei
Daily editorial offices on the second
floor of the Student Publications
Building on Maynard Street.
Freshmen will be given preliminary
training in headline writing and

proof reading as well as the actual
covering of stories. Following this
period of instruction they will be as-
signed to regular campus beats.
Freshmen must be scholastically
eligible in order to try out for The
Daily. The requirements as set by
the University stipulate that all
grades must be "C" or better with at
least one grade of "B" or better.
During the sophomore year on the
various staffs of The Daily the try-
outs will be assigned regular beats,
in the city and in various departments
on the campus. If a sufficient degree
of work has been put in, and a rea-
sonable degree of efficiency attained,
the individual is eligible for one of the
night-editorships, of which there are
seven, during his junior year on the
campus. In the senior year three
positions, managing editor, editorial
director, and city editor, are open to
the members of the men's editorial
staff, and editorships for members of

All freshmen who wish to try out for The Daily
staff are requested to report this afternoon at the
Student Publications Building on Maynard Street
at the following times:
Editorial staff, 4:30 p.m.
Women's staff, 4 p.m.
Sports staff, 3:30 p.m.
All second semester freshmen and others who
have been enrolled in the University one serhester
and are scholastically eligible will be permitted
to tryout.

NRA Projects
Is Requested!
Roosevelt Message Calls
For Strict Enforcement
Of Anti-Trust Laws
Small Business
Man To Be Aided
Senate Finance Committee
Proposes Resolution For
Investigation Of NRA

War Defense
Now Assured
To Italians
4,000 Italian -Troops On
Way To African Scene
Of Frontier Tension
It Duce Says War
Supplies Adequate
Fascist Council Declares
Nation Can Depend Upon
Its Own Resources


R adiogram

Tells Of Landing

Reports Position

Negro Convict College Man Has
Speak On Better Chance To
Make 'Whos Wh(



Cas es)
IeStatistics contained in
edition of Who's Who In
Xn, Jailed 1-reveal that your chances

the last
of being

Angelo lHernd


By Civil War Law, Willi
Lecture Tonight

included in its hallowed pages areI
much better if you have been grad-
uated from a college.
Eighty-five per cent of the 26,991

Angelo Herndon, 22-year old Negro persons included in the book that
Communist who has been con- furnished educational data were col-
demned to serve 18 to 20 years in a legians. Of these 19,874 were gradu-
Georgia chain gang, will speak on ates, while 3,092 attended college,
"The Scottsboro-Herndon Cases" at but were not graduated. The analy-
8:15 p.m. today in Natural Science sis further reveals that 7,784 of the
Auditorium. college graduates have bachelor's
The speaker will be introduced by degrees, 6,865 doctor's degrees and
Willis Ward, '35, and Olive Manly, 4,693 master's degrees.
'36, will be the chairman of the Physicians and sugeons have the
meeting. highest rating when the relative ed-
The lecture is being sponsored by ucation of occupational groups1is
the National Student League and the i considered, their record being 100
International Labor Defense. There per cent, while among the artists
will be no admission charge. only 59 per cent of their number ever
Convicted Two Years Ago attended college. Other occupations,
in descending order of education,
Herndon was convicted in the are: educators, public officials, ar-
Georgia courts two years ago' on achitects, writers, editors, and busi-
charge of violating a slave insurrec- ness men.
tion law passed at the outset of the Of the 4,025 persons included in
Civil War. the book who are not collegians,
His case was taken up by the In- 2,230 were educated in high and sec-
ternational Labor Defense, and an ondary schools, and 1,795 were ed-
appeal was filed in the United States ucated in common ,r public schools.
Supreme Court. He is now out on Education is definitely a factor in
$15,000 bail.pending theresult of fame.
the appeal. Of the 651 men and women from
R r th arrest in 1933 the case Michigan included, 154 are from Ann


WASHINGTON, Feb. 20-(AP)- A ROME, Feb. 20. - (NP) -Italy'si
call by President Roose.velt for a two- supreme defense council promised
year extension of NRA, with a tight- the nation tonight that the wells
ening of its anti-trust provisions, to- of war supplies will not run dry as
day stirred in Congress a sentiment 4,000 Italian troops steamed across
that promised action in favor of the the Mediterranean to Africa in con-
business "little fellow." sequence of Italo-Ethiopian tension.
In heavy majority, Congressional Many more soldiers are ready to{
leaders praised that part of the Pres- embark at Naples and Sicilian ports.
ident's special message which said, in The Council, over which Benito
effect, that additional safeguards Mussolini presides, concluded its fifth
were needed against monopolies. session in recent days with this state-
Expect Trouble Council Has Done Duty
Smooth sailing in the extension of "Italy can rest assured that the
NRA was far from assured, however. Council has done its duty in prepar-I
Hardly had the Roosevelt message ing in time those indispensable meas-
reached the Capitol when Senator ures so that an eventual warlike effort
Robert F. Wagner, New York Demo- can be carried out in conditions which
crat, asserted that he would re-in- will assure victory.
troduce tomorrow his Labor Dis- The Fascist government has liber-
putes Bill. The measure as entered ated the nation from "the bondages
last year was aimed at company- of war" and any future campaign canj
dominated unions, a matter about be fought in the knowledge that war
which much has been heard pro and supplies will be adequate, the Council
con under NRA. Still further dis- said in its statement.
pute appeared possible under pend- The communique said the nation
ing investigations into NRA. can depend in time of war upon itsj
Coincidentally with the arrival of own resources to supply iron, lead,
the White House communication, zinc, aluminum, wood and coal.
the Senate Finance Committee ap-, Italian newspapers, meanwhile, set
proved the Nye-McCarran resolution up an outcry against asserted an-
for an inquiry into NRA and the ad- archy reigning among Ethiopian bor-
ministration of its codes. der tribes, declaring further incidents{
Complaints that small business along the border may be expected at
has been oppressed was the motivat- any time.

Position Given As Flores,
Guatemala, In Heart Of
Central America
Esxploring Party
Started January 27
Were Held Up By Fog In
British Honduras And
Missed Plane
The words "Buenos - Hubbs," rad-
ioed through jungles and across
oceans, notified civilization that the
Hubbs-Vander Schalie expedition to
Guatemala had landed safely at
Flores, in the heart of the Central
American wilderness, Prof. Freder-
ick M. Gaige, director of the museum
of zoology, disclosed late yesterday.
Word had not been received from
Prof. Carl L. Hubbs, curator of the
zoology museum fish division, and Dr.
Henry Vander Schalie, assistant cur-
ator of the mollusk division, who left
Ann Arbor Jan. 27, for Guatemala,
where they are exploring jungle rivers
and lakes of the ancient Maya coun-
try for undiscovered specimens of
fish and mollusks. The expedition is
the fourth sent into Central America
by University men under the auspices
of the Carnegie Institution of Wash-
ington, D. C.
Held Up By Fog
Held up by fog at Belize, British
Honduras, Professor Hubbs and Dr.
Vander Schalie missed the plane at
Puerto Barrios which was to have tak-
en them directly to Flores, the island
I city of Peten.

Wisconsin Law
Makers Debate
Badger Matters
Solons Investigate The Red
Scare, Discuss R. 0. T. C.
And Grant To Students

ing force behind the resolution. In
adopting it, however, the Committee
stipulated that the study should be
made by the group while it was
drafting a bill for the 1935 model
Johnson Speaks

Anarchy Reported
(The Italian newspapers carried
their reports in the form of dispatches
from London, but cables from the
British capital said no reports of
"anarchy" along the Ethiopian fron-
tier had been received there).
A government spokesman said to-
night Italy had replied to the last
communication from the Ethiopian
government, accepting some of the
dnritinn lnr id d by Addri Ahn h

By Big Ten Press Seravice) Nothing was heard of the expedi-
MADISON, Wis., Feb. 20. - With tion for nearly a week, and some little
the Wisconsin legislhture prevented fear was expressed for it by museum
from taking action along other lines officials. The radiogram, however,
by factional splits, the University of dispelled all doubts.
Wisconsin took up most of the atten- A letter from Dr. Vander Schalie4
tion of the Badger solons. Three bills received at the museum shortly after
pertaining to the university are now the wireless message, described the
awaiting action before various "marked progress" made already by
branches of the legislative machine, the explorers. The letter related how
Prompted By Hearst ( they finally reached Guatemala City,
Prompted by William Randolph where they were able to get a plane,

has developed into one of the lead-
ing "labor cases" in the country.
Herndon's cause has been espoused
by liberals and radicals throughout,
the world, and his $15,000 bail was
raised by contributions from sym-
Is One Of line Children
Herndon was one of nine children
of an Alabama miner. When he wasj
13 his father died of miner's pneu-
monia, and he was forced to go to
work in the mine.
In June 1930 Herndon attended a
meeting of the Birmingham Unem-E
ployment Council. After the meeting
he joined the Council, and some
weeks later the Communist Party.
"From that day to this," he says,,
"every minute of my life has been
tied up with the workers' move-
Two years later he was arrested
as one of the leaders of a mass dem-
onstration of negro and white un-
employed before the Atlanta court-
house. He was charged with viclat-
ing a statute passed in 1861 pro-
hibiting "exciting insurrection, re-
volt, conspiracy, or resistance on the
part of slaves, Negroes, or free per-
sons of color."
Herndon will arrive from Detroit
late tomorrow afternoon. He is mak-
ing a speaking tour of the country
while out on bond.
Michigan Glee
Club To Present
Four Proorams
Michigan's Varsity Glee Club will
present four programs this week-end
under the direction of Prof. David
Mattern. Their first program will
be broadcast from Ann Arbor over
Station WJR at 10 p.m. today. This
will mark their second broadcast this
Friday, the club will journey to
Pontiac where it will be featured by
the Pontiac Alumni Association in a
program at 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
in the Pontiac High School.
The fourth program will be given
in the Variety Club Hour at 9 p.m.
Saturday at the Book-Cadillac Hotel.
They will start the program with
"Feasting By Watch," Algar; "Devo-
tion," Strauss; "I Hear a Harp" and
"Song From Ossian's Fingal,"

Arbor, the only city in the state fur- 3 In New York, meanwhile. Hugh S.{
nishing more famous persons being Johnsen, who headed NRA during1
Detroit. the period when it operated in a
semi-revival atmosphere, was quick
to comment: I've said 3ll those
Co ed Cub things."
Johnson added, however,'gdthatI
"people should know what they can
To Open New do under the NRA and still not vio-
late the trust acts."
But D::nald Richberg, director of
P a y Tithe National Emergency Council and
the foremost administration advisor
on NRA, said that a major trust law
To Give Premiere Showing could be defined.I
Of 'Why, Minnie Bogst!' "I is a fundamental question,"I
Richberg said, "whether certain so-
At League Theater called monopolistic devices are to be
banned if, as a matter of fact, they
The first showing of "Why, Minnie help preserve a monopoly."
Boggs," a comedy written by Raymon
Van Sickle, actor and playwright, will Hold Tts For
be given at 8:30 p.m. tonight in the!. To HodTyot)o
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater by mem- Business Staff Monday
bers of Comedy Club.A
This is the first time that a before- All second semester freshmen
New-York opening has ever been held interested in trying out for the
in Ann Arbor. Mr. Van Sickle him- business staff of The Michigan
self will direct the production. Daily are requested to report at
Evelyn Malloy, '37, will have the 4:45 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25 in The
title role of Minnie Boggs. David Daily business office on the second
ZimmemanM'35,asBagenterprising floor of the Student Publications
Zimmerman, '35, as an ntasprnsing Building.
young advertising man, has one of All students who have been en-
the male leads. Mr. Zimmerman had rolled in the University for at
been in the cast of "The Royal Fam- least one semester and are scholas-
ily," "See Naples and Die," and played tically eligible for extra-curricular
the part of Sir Walter Raleigh in activtiies will be permitted to try-
Play Production's presentation of out-
"Elizabeth the Queen" last year. out.
Sarah Pierce, '35, another one of
Play Productions actresses familiar{
to a loca audience, will play the part olleetiVe Bara
Pierce had the role of the ruler in t
"Elizabeth the Queen." She appeared I Of Auto Indus
in "The Double Door," "The Royal
Family" and "Street Scene." -
Mr. Van Sickle was the author of By ARTHUR M. TAUB
"The Best Years," selected as one of "The present set-up within the au-
the ten best plays of 1934. Hubert
Skidmore, president of Comedy Club, toobile industry represents anew
has managed the business end of the structure of industrial relations be-
production. tween capital and labor," declared
Tickets are available now at the Robert P. Briggs of the economics
box office of the Lydia Mendelssohn department, who with Prof. Francis
Theater. Prices range from 35 to 75 E. Ross of the School of Business Ad-
cents. ministration has been in charge of
elections for collective bargaining

I 1 1 V1A 1A./VLLi. i..s .ii raa ac+.a: . a.vvr w +y'--- {

con ations i a gown oy auuis aoaa Hearst's Wisconsin News of Milwau-
for establishment of the proposed kee. the state senate is expected toj
neutral zone along the frontier be- vote late this weekrbn the bill of
tween Ethiopia and Italy's African
colonies. Other conditions were re- aueen to inettehnefaci-t
jected, the spokesman said, and Italyand tuetodynvsofatethe aulesty
now awaits reply to its latest mes- for "communism and other subversive
sage. activities." A previous attempt toI
By- bring on a joint investigation was
IntLiation Held By killed when the assembly, controlled'
E by the . newly-formed Progressive
Engineering Society party, voted the measure hdwn. Now,
________however, it is expected that the sen-
Culminating an afternoon of en- ate will conduct its own probe under'
forced "apple polishing" and "shovel- the direction of conservative Repub-
dnrthi tditi l "st " licans and Democrats.

although they were held up by diffi-
culty in getting their baggage
Land At Flores
Finally, nearly a week~ ago, they
landed at Flores and immediately be-
gan work. At lime hills near the Tay-
asal ruins, remains of the ancient
Maya civilization, they picked up some
rare land shells, which Director Gaige
says may prove "very revealing." Most
cf their work has been aquatic so far,
In Lake Peten, the explorers have
taken preliminary soundings and are
of the opinion that a deep water

ing arounu ue U ll~a wz
of the Stump Speakers' Society of Sig-
ma Rho Tau, located just inside the
Engineering Arch, a formal initiation
was held by the society last night at
the Union.
Thirteen members of the freshman
engineering class were received into
the society. The new members are:
Ralph Laidlaw, Leon Highhouse,
Bruce Rohn, Frank Vihtelic, Ivan
Kollgaard, William Koch, Michael
Jastremsky, William Burns, Maxwell(
Anning, Arthur Dubord, John Wisler,1
William Boice and William Shackle-
Following the initiation Ira W.
Smith, registrar of the University,
spoke to the initiates on the subject
"Dedication Of Our Education To the
ining Agencies
try Are Explained
I Wolman, representing the govern-
"This board had powers under NRA
to see that Section 7(a) was carried
out. and which guaranteed that (1)
employees have the right to organize
into a group or groups, (2) when
such groups are organized they can
choose representatives by freely bal-
lotting and such representatives must
be received collectively in an attempt
t to straighten out disputes and im-
prove conditions of employment, and
(3) discrimination against employees
because of their labor affiliations, or
for any other unfair reason is barred.
The first thing that the Board did
e after settlement of the strike, con-,
s tinued Mr. Briggs, was to decide casesI
e of discrimination. Over 2,000 cases

Capitol circles were startled last' fauna, perhaps as deep as 150 feet,
week by the disclosure by The Daily may exist. They have investigated
Cardinal of the fact that reporters for some small rivers near the lake,,and
the Hearst Milwaukee News were will continue work in the immediate
gathering names of liberal students territory of Lake Peten until tomor-
and faculty members for questioning row, when they are expected to set
by investigating senators in the event off for the unexplored interior, their
that the upper house decides to go first stop being more than 50 miles
through with the probe. In the mean from Flores. This, Professor Gaige
time, the Madison Capital Times explained, is a long distance in the
pointed out that the legislature, in jungle, as traveling has to be done by
two months of sessions, has passed mule-pack.
only two statutes of any importance, They will conduct explorations
and censored the solons for their in- around Loguna Peridida and the San
difference to matters of vital import- Pedro River and finally will go down
ance such as state relief, taxation, river ad finally wilsg don
and other social legislation. rivers leading through British Hon-
R,.O..C. onsieredduras to the coast.
R.O.T.C. Considered They are expected to leave some-
Another measure which will be in- time in April before the rainy season

troduced by conservative legislators
calls for the re-establishment of com-
pulsory military training at the state
university. Ever since 1928, atewhich
time it became the first state uni-'
versity to take military training off
the compulsory basis, Wisconsin has
had optional drill. Last year another
attempt was made to institute re-
quired military training, but the bill
z.,zva n rlby{-ho nrr m

Detroit Extends
Its greetings To
Frank Murphy

was vetoeo by t e governor. .
While the upper house was de- DETROIT, Feb. 20.-(P)-Frank
liberating on the so-called "Red" Murphy, '14L, governor-general of
probe, the assembly finance commit- the Philippine Islands, received a
tee had placed before it a bill designedt roaring welcome from his home city
to give students in Wisconsin colleges tonight as he stopped off for a brief
and universities a grant of $510,000 visit enroute from the islands to
of which $170,000 would be available Washington.
for use in the current semester which A military escort, a soldier band
has just started. It is expected that and several thousand admirers of the
the finance committee will report fa- former Detroit mayor greeted him
vorably on the bill sometime this as he stepped from his train for the
week. first visit since he left for his Philip-
pine post early in 1933.
He had one answer for all queries
Regent Cram Seeks as to his plans and political ambi-
tions in Michigan.
Board Reelection "If leadership means being a cans
didate for office," he said, "I am not

Council Prepares
Government Report
The Undergraduate Council will
meet at 2 p.m. today in Room 316 of
the Union, Carl Hilty, president of

committees within the different
plants of the automobile industry
throughout the country.
Asked to give an account of the
background leading to the setting up
of collective 'bargaining agencies by
labor under the supervision of the
Automobile Labor Board, Mr. Briggs
presented an outline of events since

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