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The Weather
Snow in north, and rain or
snow in south, slightly warmer
today; tomorrow fair.

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Editorials
'Wise Yet Not Fussy' ...
Civil Service Cooperation .

VOL. XLVI No. 111 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 1936

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Michigan
Nosed Out
38 To 317
Wolverines Tie For Third
With Illini, Wildcats;
Purdue Ties For Title
Late Rally Brings
Boilermakers Win
Capt. Tamagno, Rudness,
E. Townsend Play Last
Court Game
By RAYMOND A. GOODMAN
An unbeatable desire to win and
lightning speed proved more potent
factors than vastly superior height,
and Purdue's Boilermakers outfought
the Michigan basketball team, 38 to
37, to win a share of the Big Ten
title with Indiana University and
their third consecutive championship
before 9,500 persons at Yost Field
House.
With but 12 minutes of the ball
game remaining and behind 30 to
15, the Purdue team staked a rally
that left the record-breaking crowd
hmp as Jewell Young, Pat Malaska
and Capt. Bob Kessler hit basket af-
ter basket and an exhausted Michi-
gan team strained to retain its lead.
The game closed the season for
both teams giving Purdue a record
of 11 wins and one loss and Michigan
seven wins and five defeats. The
Wolverines finished in a three way
tie for third with Illinois and North-
western in the Conference standings.
Lead In First Half
The Michigan team played beauti-
ful ball the first half using its height
to the greatest possible advantage, al-
lowing the Boilermakers no chance to
get into the play off the backboard
and converting for points at every
possible opportunity. Coach Piggy
Thomas Sullivan, '37, of Chi-
cago, was formally presented with
the silver megaphone emblematic
of Varsity cheerleader between
the halves of the Michigan-Pur-
due basketball game last night, by
Robert Burns, '36, retiring head
cheerleader.
Lambert started his tallest combina-
tion with Jim Seward, six foot six
inch center, and Downey, six foot one
inch guard, bolstering Purdue under
the basket.
The first eight minutes of the sec-
ond half were almost a reproduc-
tion of the first, Michigan starting
out from where it left off at 25 to 12
and working up. But when Jewell
Young, Purdue forward, suddenly
caught fire after a skirmish with
Capt. Chelso Tamagno which result-
ed in a double foul and started the
Boilermaker rally that never let up.
Gee Improved
The whole Michigan team turned in
an excellent performance, Chelso
Tamagno, George Rudness, and Earl
Townsend, the graduating seniors,
played the same steady ball that has
marked their play all year. John Gee
looked better than he has all season
and John Townsend, with Purdue
watching him as closely as is possible
within the rules, kept going for forty
minutes, never letting up.
Jim Seward and Ed Elliott, the
Boilermaker centers, guarded John
Townsend right. They kept him
moving never giving an opportunity
to relax. They forced him to pass as

soon as he got the ball, allowing him
no chance to get away a really clean
pass. On the backboard play the
giant Michigan front line boxed out
both of the Purdue centers and con-
trolled the ball almost at will.
The Lafayette team's continual
driving tactics finally gave it control
of the ball at the end of the second
half. Using eight men on a "rachet"
system substituting whenever a man
showed fatigue, Lambert, wore down
the Wolverines until they began to
react slowly and the smaller Boiler-
makers got a chance to work under
the basket with their speed.
The number of shots taken and
hit bear out the closeness of the
(Continued on Page 5)
Cappon Awards 9
Basketball Letters
Five seniors were included in the
list of nine Varsity basketball letter
winners, announced after last night's
game by Coach Franklin Cappon.
They were Captain Chelso Tamagno,

Prof. Pollock Declares
SystemIn Michigan Is

Spoils
Doomed

Chairman Of Civil Service
Commission Points Way
To Merit System
By FRED WARNER NEAL
The spoils system in Michigan is
doomed, if the opinions of scores of
public' men in all walks of life, inter-
viewed by Prof. James K. Pollock's
Civil Service Study Commission, are
any indication.
That was the announcement made
yesterday by Professor Pollock, a
member of the political science de-
partment, who is chairman of the
commission appointed by Governor
Fitzgerald to clear the path for the
merit system. Hearings in Detroit,
Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo have
failed to produce a single valid ob-
jection to civil service, he disclosed.
Finds Undercover Work
"Although there are many evi-
dences of undercover work," Profes-
sor Pollock admitted, "the best efforts
of the commission have not elicited
anything more specific than the
charge that administration of some
civil service systems is not always
what it should be. A few people
are even opposed to their own idea of
civil service."
The purpose of the commission, he
explained, "is to assemble facts about
civil service systems, to compare the
degree of economy and efficiency at-
tained under the spoils system with
that under civil service and to work
out a plan for Michigan which will
give us more efficient government."
Former Governors Approve
Former Governors Wilbur M.
Brucker and William A. Comstock
have both declared themselves heart-
ily in favor of civil service, as have
numerous other high state and form-
er state officials. State department
heads Thursday unanimously lent
their support to Professor Pollock's
commission and said they favored
abolition of the spoils. Many po-
liticals have testified before the body
that patronage under the spoils sys-
tem makes them more enemies than
friends.
Terming the merit system the "or-
iginal American system," Professor
Pollock emphasized that "it may be
regarded as established practice, de-
spite the fact that a few people are
still disposed to regard it as a new
fanciful and impracticable theory."
Prof. Stanton
Will Speak On
Fate OfJapan
In, accordance with its policy of
presenting speakers with views on
timely topics, the Union will sponsor
a talk today by Prof. John W. Stan-
ton of the history department on
"Japan's Destiny." He will speak at
4:15 p.m. in Room 316 of the Union.
Recognized as a national authority
on the Far East, Professor Stanton
has spent much time in investigat-
ing conditions in Japan and Man-
churia.- In analyzing the situations
causing "trouble spots" in the Far
East he has extensively toured the
oriental countries. During his re-
cent sabbatical leave Professor Stan-
ton stayed at the Sanna Hotel, which
was one of the buildings taken by
the soldiers and militarist squads in
the recent uprising.
"Professor Stanton's familiarity
with Far Eastern conditions and his
thorough knowledge of political
forces will make this address an out-
standing feature of the series," Union
councilmen stated yesterday.

More than 300 governmental units,
including nine states, are operating
satisfactorily under civil service, he
said.
"Occasionally," Professor Pollock
asserted, "the allegation is made that
the taxpayer will be no better off
under civil service than he is at pres-
ent. That is untrue. The example of
California, to cite one of many in-
stances, shows that improved per-
sonnel practices resulted in savings of
a little less than $1,000,000 in one
year.
"We have heard it complained that
an increased number of employes
drawing increased salaries has always
followed the adoption of civil service.
Nothing could be further from the
truth. The keynote of any civil ser-
vice act is a proper classification
plan, and the commission has found
that in civil service states hundreds
of unnecessaryemployes have beeni
removed and over-pay for a stand-1
ard job eliminated. But this is pre-
cisely what those with political pat-
ronage to distribute wish most to
forestall. We are convinced that
under civil service appreciable sav-
(Continued on Page 3)
Local Churches
Offer Talks By
Noted Visitors
Dr. M. Markley, Educator,
Will Speak On 'Student
Problems Of Today'
Many visitors and members of the
University faculty will appear as
speakers on the programs of Ann
Arbor churches today.
Dr. Mary E. Markley, secretary of
the Board of Education of the United
Church in America, will speak on
"Student Problems of Today" at 6:30
p.m. tonight in the Zion Lutheran
Parish Hall. Dr. Markley has trav-
eled extensively and has been very ac-
tive in Christian education.
Plan Special Service
The seventh anniversary of the
St. Paul's Lutheran church will be
observed in the special service at
10:45 a.m. today. At 6:30 p.m. an
illustrated lecture on "The Educa-
tional Institutions of Our Church"
will be shown. The Rev. O. M. Riedel,
pastor of the Trinity Church, Jackson,
will speak at the anniversary service
to be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
The morning worship of the Church
of Christ Disciples will be held at
10:45 a.m., with a sermon by the
Rev. Fred Cowin. Virgil Havens, mis-
sionary on furlough from the Belgian
Congo, will speak at 6:30 p.m.
Handman To Speak
Prof. Max S. Handman of the eco-
nomics department will address the
Hillel forum on "Is the Emigration
of the Jews from Germany the Solu-
tion to Naziism?" tonight at the
Foundation.
A sermon on "What is a Christian?"
by the Rev. R. Edward Sayles will
be given at the 10:45 a.m. service
of the First Baptist church. A dis-
cussion on "Economic Affairs and
Christian Ideals" will be held at
noon in the Guild House. Anar R.
Hansi, '38, from Bagdad, will speak
on Mohammedanism at 6 p.m. at the
Guild House.
The 10:30 a.m. service of the First
Congregational church will include a
sermon by the Rev. Allison Ray Heaps
on "The Light of the World." Prof.
Preston W. Slosson of the history
department will lecture on "Galileo,
Martyr of Science."
Holy Communion at the St. An-
drew's Episcopal church will be at
(Continued on Page 2)

Prof. 0. J. Campbell
Taken Seriously Ill
(Special to The Daily)
NEW YORK, March 7. -Prof. Os-
car J. Campbell of Columbia Uni-
versity English department, formerly
of the University of Michigan, is ser-
iously ill here today with pneumonia
in the Murray Hospital.
His condition was termed "satis-
factory," however, by his physician,
Dr. A. Turel.
Professor Campbell left Michigan
in February to take up his post as
an authority on Shakespearean dra-
ma at Columbia.
N~ext Offering Of
Play Production
js Double Bill

Converge On JRhineland";
War Depends O n France'

French, German

Troops

Odets'
And

One Act Success
Moliere's Comedy

To Be Presented
A double-bill, ieaurin Clifford
Odets, one-act play, "Waiting for
Lefty," and Moliere's "The Doctor in
Spite of Himself," will be the next
presentation of Play Production, Val-
entine B. Windt, director, announced
yesterday.
The plays will be presented for a
four-day run in the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre, beginning Wednesday,1
March 18, and with a matinee on
Saturday afternoon.
Clifford Odets is one of the most'
successful young American play-
wrights, and his works, treating vital
social problems of the times, have
been accorded great recognition. His
plays have been produced in the
Group Theatre in New York, an or-
ganization connected with the The-
atre Guild, and devoted to the pro-
duction of experimental plays. Other
plays written by Odets are "Awake1
and Sing" and "Paradise Lost."
Odets, in "Waiting for Lefty," which
deals with a taxi-drivers' strike,'
brings out his criticism of social
evils by means of ironic tragedy, whilej
Moliere, the writer of the other playj
to be presented by Play Production,
also uses the drama as a weapon of,
social criticism, using the alternative
method of satire. "The Doctor in
Spite of Himself," one of Moliere's
best comedies, is a satire on the con-
ditions in the field of medicine in
seventeenth century France
Mr. Windt will direct both plays,
and sets will be designed by Oren
Parker, Play Production's stage man-
ager. The evening performances will
begin at 8:30, and the matinee at
3:15.
Fail To Reach
Howard Jones
In New York
Believed To Have Talked
With President Conant
Again Yesterday
Rumors still persisted last night
that Prof. Howard Mumford Jones
of the English department will go to
Harvard, as The Daily, early this
morning, failed to reach him in New
York City by wire or telephone.
It was believed that Professor
Jones, who docked Friday in New
York from Bermuda, conferred with
President James B. Conant of Har-
vard yesterday. Neither he nor Pres-
ident Conant could be reached last
night.
Professor Jones talked with Presi-
dent Conant in New York before he
sailed for Bermuda, it was learned,
and he was expected to have seen him
again yesterday. He is on a semes-
ter's sabbatical leave.
Rumors from authoritative sources
on the campus to the effect that Pro-
fessor Jones may leave his post here
for a position with the Harvard Eng-
lish department gained ground
Thursday when it was established
that he had talked with the Harvard
president before sailing. All Uni-
versity officials denied knowledge of
a resignation at that time and ap-
parently have learned nothing about
the matter since then.
lecrinan Appointed To
Interfraternity Council
Paul F. Icerman, '34BAd., employ
of F. E. Ross and Co., public account-
ants, Ann Arbor, was appointed as
one of the two alumni members of
the executive committee of the Inter-
fraternity Council by President Ruth-
yen yesterday. His term will be two
Years.

Outcome Of New Hostility
Is Up To Paris, History
Professor States
Calls Crisis Result
Of Ancient Enmity'
Franco-Soviet Pact Seen
As Reich's Most Logical
Excuse For Action
By ARNOLD S. DANIELS
The possibilities of war in Europe
now rest in the hands of France, said
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the his-
tory department, in discussing the
militarization of the Rhineland by
Germany.
"By violating the Locarno Treaty,"
he said, "Hitler has created a new
crisis, and the next step is now up
to France. She can either acquiesce
as she did in the case of his rearming
Germany, or she can make a case
against Germany - either by protest-
ing through the League or by taking
military steps on the grounds that
Germany has committed an act of
aggression."
Treaty Explained
The Locarno Treaty, Professor Slos-
son explained, was drawn up in 1925
between Germany, Italy, France and
England. Its purpose, he said, was'
to reaffirm the disarmament clauses
of the Treaty of Versailles. These
clauses, beside limiting severely arm-
aments throughout Germany, stated
that Germany could not fortify or
keep soldiery on the right bank of'
the Rhine and 50 kilometers back
from it into Germany.
"Hitler demonstrated some time
ago," Professor Slosson said, "that he
did not feel that the -disarmament
clauses of the Treaty of Versailles
were still valid. He rebuilt the Ger-
many army, navy and airforce, but he
always seemed to regard the Locarno
Treaty as being valid, and has not
moved soldiers into the demilitarized
zone before this time."
Germany's most logical excuse of
her actions is, in Professor Slosson's
opinion, the theory that France's re-
cently-formed pact with Soviet Russia
has violated the spirit, if not the
letter, of the Locarno Treaty.
Crisis One Of Many
That the crisis on theRhine is
only one of many in the long his-
tory of the conflict between Germany
and France was explained yesterday
by Prof. Benjamin Wheeler of the
history department. The Rhineland,
he said, along with Alsace, Lorraine
and the Saar have long been zones
of contention, and once, in the reign
of Louis XIV, the right bank was oc-
cupied by the French. The occupa-
tion lasted only for a short period,
however, and the region has been
mainly German.
Looking at the move from the Ger-
man point of view, Professor Wheeler
said, "It must have been intoler-
able for the Germans that they, a
neutral and independent people,
should have been compelled to main-
tain a demilitarized zone on the
Rhine. while France was permitted
to fortify her side of- the river, and
concentrate military forces there."
Other authorities in the history
department took the view that Ger-
any is militarizing the Rhineland be-
cause the greater part of her eco-
(Continued on Page 2)

S'Morning After' Is
Now Unnecessary
Thanks To Science
NEW HAVEN. Conn., March 7. -
It isn't necessary to sleep off a jag
anymore, thanks to science.
Dr. Yandell Henderson, Yale physiol-
ogist, has perfected a "gas" lung that
will sober a person in less than an
hour. At least it has proved that
effective in laboratory experiments.
His treatment is a mixture of car-
bon dioxide and oxygen, administered
by fitting a mask over the patient's1
nose and mouth and forcing him toI
"take the gas."1
It is virtually odorless and, ac-t
cording to Dr. Henderson, "persons
deep in coma from too much alcohol
have been restored to consciousnesss
with no subsequent nausea, in from 30E
minutes to an hour."
The treatment increases the ratez
of breathing four to five times. "thef
most effective and rapid method of
eliminating volatile poison from the
body," said Dr. Henderson.
The "gas" comes in a small cylin-
der, about four inches in diameter1
and 18 inches tall. Each tank, cost-
ing $4, will restore from 50 to 100 in-
toxicated persons to complete so-
briety, "according to how badly, off
they are," the Yale scientist says.
Dr. Henderson believes the treat-
ment is ideal for hospital use.
"Intoxicated persons cost the hos-
pitals money," he explained, "and
they want to get rid of them as
quickly as possible."
The treatment also can be used in
cases of gas poisoning, drowning andr
to hasten consciousness after admin-
istration of anesthesia.
Smoker To Be
Held March 24
By Engineers
The date for the annual Engineer-
ing Smoker has been set for Tuesday,
March 24, by the Engineering Coun-
cil, it was announced last night.
A committee headed by Robert
Taylor, '36E, announced the main
feature of the program to be an ad-
dress by William Knudsen, executive
vice-president of General Motors cor-
poration. Accompanying Mr. Knud-
sen's talk will be entertainment by
several prominent campus men, the
committee reported.
"The smoker is intended as a time
when all engineering students can get
together and listen to a man of their
chosen profession who has made a
success in engineering," Taylor stat-
ed.
Mr. Knudsen's talk will concern
the history of the automobile indus-
try as he has seen it progress from
the time when he first started in as a
result of a sharp decline in the bi-
cycle business. It is his opinion, ac-
cording to Taylor, that recent de-
velopments in streamlined autos "look
nicer than they are actual savers of
gasoline and oil," and practicable
means of making real engineering im-
provements in the industry will be
considered in the talk.
The Smoker will be held in the
Union ballroom.

Paris Leads Retaliation
Efforts; Asks German
Punishment By League
(By The Associated Press)
Regiments of French soldiers moved
toward the German frontier tonight
under orders to garrison the Rhine
border at full war strength as Hitler's
troops forged into border cities in the
German Rhineland.
The French military's drastic move
climaxed a day of anxiety precipitat-
ed by the Reichsfuehrer's renuncia-
tion of the Locarno Pact and com-
mand to his Nazi legions to militarize
the Rhineland.
French Lead Retaliation
Taking the lead in European na-
tions' retaliation moves against Hitler,
the French government asked that
Germany be punished by the League
of Nations for "committing a hostile
act."
Meanwhile, Premier Mussolini of
Italy suddenly agreed to discuss peace
in Africa with the League of Nations
provided Italy might retain conquered
portions of Ethiopia and the Lake
Tana district.
The marching feet of Hitler's troops
echoed in all the capitals of Europe,
precipitating hasty conferences of
diplomats and drastic moves in op-
position to Hitler's action.
The week-end leaves of all French
and Belgian soldiers were Ammarily
cancelled.
Britain Talks Calmness'
Britain with a large part of her
armed forces in the Mediterranean
and Egypt, talked "calmness" and left
the question open for debate in a
cabinet meeting Monday. Premier
Stanley Baldwin held a series of con-
ferences with diplomats of other
powers.
Hitler in his 78-page address be-
fore the Reichstag declared that
France had first nullified the Locarno
pact, by militant moves and by sign-
ing a mutual assistance pact with So-
viet Russia.
Declaring that the German army
was merely moving into another sec-
tion of the Fatherland, he said he
was motivated by no militaristic in-
tent.
Apparently confident of the sup-
port of the Reich, Hitler called a
general plebiscite for March 29.
Italy, said by some sources to have
been informed of Hitler's contemplat-
ed action beforehand, decided on an
official policy of no action as far as
the Locarno Pact abrogation was
concerned.
Italy's official announcement that
she would ask Lake Tana in return
for African peace evoked concern in
Great Britain. This district is the
only piece of interior Ethiopia in
which Great Britain has an interest.
Model 'League'
Hears Address
By Calderwood
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., March 7.
- The Model League of Nations con-
cluded its four-day meeting at Vas-
sar College today with an address
by Dr. Howard Calderwood of the
University of Michigan political sci-
ence department.
More than 250 students and fac-
ulty members from 31 colleges heard
Dr. Calderwood, Michigan authority
on the League of Nations, describe the
problems before the family of na-
tions today in a critique of the League.
Dr. Calderwood, Dr. Charles Fen-
wick of Bryn Mawr, and Dr. Walter
Kotschnig, a member of the League
Commission for Germany Refugees,
were the only professional instructors
for the League.
In addition to addresses by the

professional instructors, the Model
League heard Dean C. Mildred

Drastic Move Precipitated
By Hitler's Renunciation
Of Locarno Treaty
Hasty Diplomatic
Conferences Held

Carillon Clapper Moves Fraction
Of Inch-May Be Heard For Miles
By RICHARD G. HERSHEY be heard that often, and obviously
A clapper in one bell of the Baird they will be played at intervals when
Ca iclaperin ne bll f te Birdno classes or other special activities
Carillon will make a sound which may n lse rohrseilatvte
be heard for miles around, and yet are in progress, he said. Whether
the clapper will move but about one they will be played in the morning or
qurther apninchtmoughpacute evening or at both times has not yet
quarter of an inch through space. been settled or thoroughly discussed.
This feature, as well as many 0th- Professor Moore stated that the
ers, will help to prevent the bells in criticisms of bells in Europe and in
the carillon from having such volume other places is that they have been
and great sonority that they might , too loud and that their peal has long
nv~n too loud and that theirn eal has long

Schaefer Finds Italy Intensely
Anxious Over America's Attitude

By I. S. SILVERMAN
"The Italians are greatly interest-
ed in the American attitude toward
Italy, especially in relation to oil sanc-
tions, and are intensely anxious to
maintain the good-will of Americans,"
according to Victor A. Shaefer of the
University Library staff who recently
spent 11 months in Italy on a Rocke-
feller Foundation Scholarship.
The opportunity to visit Italy was
afforded Mr. Shaefer when one of
the staff of the Library of the Inter-
national Institute of Agriculture in
Rome, came to Columbia University.
Mr. Shaefer was successful in a com-
petition for the position left vacant.
Mr. Shaefer resided in Rome from
March 1 1935 tn ohebrarv 1 1936.

some of the works of art, he ex-
plained.
War-time conditions have forced,
the foreign embassies in Italy to im-
port the oil they need themselves, Mr.
Shaefer said, since they are unable to
buy it from the government. How-
ever, he was not in Italy long enough
to see the full effect of the sanctions
imposed by the League of Nations.
Mr. Shaefer explained that the peo-
ple demonstrated openly hot hostility
to the English, but were extremely
cordial to the Americans. "Down with
the English; hurrah for the Amer-
icans," was a common cry, he stated.
Mr. Shaefer believes that only half
of what is printed in the American
narnn nac f-nx, n an mTfn1+ i sn. +,

prove narsn or grating to the ears of
those who are listening to them, ac-
cording to Prof. Earl V. Moore, direct-
or of the Music School and who is in
charge of the carillon bells.
When the bells will play has not
yet been decided, Professor Moore

remained in the ears of those near
the bells long after they have ceased
ringing. However, he doubted if such
criticisms would be made about the
Baird Carillon because of the way the
bells will be sounded and because of
their rigid mounting in the super-

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