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The 'Weather
Fair today, not so cold in
afternoon; tomorrow unsettled
and warmer, probable showers.


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Dormitories And
The Working Student ...
Today's Tre tis...



VOL. XLVI No. 136



Great Britai40n,
France Split
Seen Possible
Large French Ariy Kept
In Service Preliminary
To Geneva Negotiations
Breaches In Italian
Sanctions Possible
France May Drop Italian
Sanctions Or Stand For
Them On Germany
PARIS, April 7. - (') - France,
preliminary to delicate diplomatic ne-
gotiations at Geneva, today ordered
175,000 army conscripts whose mili-
tary service was due to expire April 15
held in active service until further
This decree issued by the Ministry
of War affects a number totaling
about half of the nation's regular
peacetime army.
At the same time Foreign Min-
ister Pierre-Etienne Flandin and For-
eign Secretary Anthony Eden of Great
Britain sought to reconcile Franco-'
British differences over tle treatment
of Germany and Italy, differences
that some officials feared might split
a session of the League of Nations
opening tomorrow.
Flandin, with a French plan to
"punish" Germany in his pocket, met
Eden at the Geneva train and told
him sanctions against Italy must be
abolished or imposed upon Germany.
Officials here, however, expressed
belief Eden would see to increase
pressure against Italy and would ig-
nore Germany's violation of the Lo-
carno Treaty by remilitarization of
the Rhineland.
GENEVA, April 7. - ()-Reports
that breaches may be made in the
League of Nations' sanctions wall
around Italy stirred Geneva tonight
on the eve of a session of the com-
nittee of 13 to consider negotiations
for peace in Africa.
The League announced it has no
confirmation of a Rome report that
Ecuador would break the ice by
dropping sanctions.
The Ecuadorean delegate to the
League said he had no official infor-
mation on such a step but added:
"I have, however, received instruc-
tions to oppose any move to extend
the present sanctions against Italy, in-
cluding an oil sanction."
There were indications friends of
Italy on the committee would like
to see sanctions removed although
they may hesitate to take the initia-
(Paris dispatches said Foreign Min-
ister Flandin of France would press
at Geneva for removal of sanctions
from Italy or for the imposition of
sanctions against Germany for violat-
ing the Locarno Treaty).
Pressure Fall
Caused Freak
Weather Here
Winter was recalled to Ann Arbor
yesterday as a freak pressure drop
caused raging winds, blinding snow
and tumbling temperatures to descend
upon the city.
The day started off normally in
regard to temperature and wind velo-
city with the average temperature
during the earlier part of the day re-
ported as above 40 degrees by the

University Observatory Weather Bu-
reau. At about 2 p.m., totally with-
out warning, a sharp drop in baro-
fnetric pressure occurred and the
wind took on gale-like proportions
with a velocity of 22 miles per hour
During this period the Observatory
reported a drop in temperature of 20
degrees, and the brief but blinding
snowstorm which accompanied this
drcp reduced vicibility temporarily to
a negligible quantity. The tempera-
ture reported at 7 p.m. yesterday by
the weather bureau stood at 24.5 de-
According to the forecast of the
United States Weather Bureau for
this area, clear but colder weather
will prevail for the most part today.
Investigators Trail
Tyler Case Loans
DETROIT, April 7.- (P) -State in-
vcctigators today picked up the trail
of loans in 1932 by James J. O'Shea,

MILWAUKEE, April 7.-(P) -
Independent Wisconsin Repub-
licans pledged to support Sen.
William E. Borah (Rep., Ida.) in
the national convention, led the
state executive committee's unin-
structed slate in early returns to-
night from the delegate election.
On the Democratic ticket,
which appeared to have attracted
a greater number of voters, the
state conference endorsed slate
pledged to Prusident Roosevelt{
semed headed for victory by out-
distancing its new opponents. The
President received 18,12 votes in
242 of the state's 2,918 precincts.
Reporter In Fascist
Plane Sees Bombing
Of Ethiopian Horde
(Associated Press Staff Writer)
GURA, Eritrean Aviation Head-
quarters of the Northern Italian Army,
April 7. - (IF) -From the glass-en-
closed bombing pit of a huge tri-mo-
tored plan in a screaming dive toward
the earth I saw today the amazing1
destruction Italian aviation is in-
flicting on the demoralized remnants
of Selassie's Imepial Army.
We had been flying half an hour
from Gura with Capt. Giovanni
Dauria and Maj. Piero Ferretti at the
controls of an eight-ton bomber -
holding two tons of expbsives and a
ton and a half of gasoline, through
perfect skies over Aduwa and Ak-
sum. Suddenly, in a brown valley
luxuriant with vegetation we found
groups of perhaps 500 Ethiopians and
about 2,000 mules, horses and camels.
Our plane wheeled, dove and thun-
dered at them less than 600 feet from
the ground, so close that we could
see the black men sawing desperately
at the reins of their mules.
Then Francesco started pulling
We dropped 24 fifty-pound bombs,
several pairs of fifty-one pounders in
clusters and SI saw at least 10 strike
squarely in the middle of frantic
The explosions were so terrific and
we were so near that the plane rocked
and through the clouds of smoke shat-
tered bodies were easily visible flying
through the air.
Spanish Leftists
Oust President
On Technicality
MADRID, April 7. -AP)-Almost
five years to the day after he drove
former King Alfonso from the throne,
Niceto Alcala Zamora was ousted by
a vote of the Cortes tonight from
the presidency of the republic he
helped to create.
In a tense, five-hour session the
Parliament of Deputies voted 238 to 5
that the president had not properly
exercised his function in dissolving the
last parliament and that automatical-
ly under article 81 of the constitution
he should be deprived of office. His
term still had one year and eight
months to run.
Most rightists refrained from vot-
ing. It was a triumph for Leftists
who won a smashing victory in the
February 16 elections after Alcala
Zamora had dissolved parliament.
A committee formally notified the
"father of the republic" of the Cortes'
action and Premier Manuel Azana
announced that Diego Martinez Bar-
rio, president of the Cortes and chief
of the Republic Union, would serve
as president. There is no vice-pres-

MADRID, April 7.-(AP)-Niceto Al-
cala Zamora, "Father of the Re-
public," was ousted from the presi-
dency tonight after a tense, five-
hour session of the Cortes. The vote
was 238 to 5. The parliamentary


7eterans Of Futt
TO Organize Loc
00 Names Are Obtainedc
By Group Which Intends
To Follow Princetonf


ure Wars Plan Twister
gal Chapter Soon Toll Hi
demands of Future Gold Star Moth- I
ers, "who want money to visit the .1s100
undug graves of their unborn chil-
But the Michigan'future war vet- Fatalities For
erans want it understood that the
other and more important demands In South Ar
are theirs and theirs alone. Sort of Highways C
a touch of individuality.
The Veterans of Future Wars,
Michigan chapter, claim their organi- New Sprin
zation is a "very respectable" one,
and respectable it must be, for from Make R
the American Legion, the Veterans
of Fo'rei n Wars. no word of protest 3

ts 400;
r Six States
re Reported;
ivers Rise

The Veterans of Future Wars, de-
nounced as Communists by senators
and Veterans of Foreign Wars, will'
organize a chapter hereathis week.
Nearly 100 names have already
been affixed to the "V.F.W.'s" peti-
tion, andmore are expected. But
the signers? No communists they.
All we want, they'll tell you, is what
our petition asks. The petition makes
three main demands:
1. $500 for every gir that's going
to be left behind.
2. A statue erected for every man
who is going to die in action.
3. Free baseball in the United
States this summer to keep us con-
tented when we fight on foreign soil.
And even as the original organizer
of the future war veterans, Lewis
Gorin, Jr., Princeton University ju-
nior, our own V.F.W.'s will hurl the
taunt of "Red" back at any Veteran
or Legionnaire who calls them com-
The membership is now open to the
campus at large, and anyone interest-
ed in joining should get in touch with
Arnold S. Daniels, whose name plays
"John Hancock" at the top of the
The future War Veterans demand
their bonus now, although they ad-
mit in their petition that the re-
quests pertaining to money for their
girls to be left behind, the statue and
the free baseball are "of more press-
ing import."
Also in the petition is reference to
Spring Parley
Committee To
Meet In League
Definite Plans Are To Be
Formulated For Annual
Student Discussions
The expanded continuations com-
mittee of the 1936 Spring Parley -
representatives of every group on the
campus - will meet at 7:30 p.m. today
in the League concourse to work out
definite plans for the annual student-
faculty discussion, which will be held
April 25, 26 and 27.
The committee tonight, according
to Irving Levitt, '36, executive chair-
man, will decide upon definite subject,
sub-topics, student chairmen and
the faculty panel. These have al-
ready been agreed on by the execu-
tive committee, Levitt said, and will be
recommended to the larger group.
The subject for discussion at the
parley that the executive committee
will recommend tonight is "Our To-
morrow - What Shall We Make It?"
Under that, the committee will recom-
mend these sub-topics: Our Univer-
sity, our state and its economic sys-
tem, sex and the family, our inter-
national relations, our religion and
its relation to personal adjustment,
the arts.
Red Wings Top
Toronto Maple
Leafs, 9 To 4
DETROIT, April 7. - (P) -De-
troit's rampant Red Wings of the
National Hockey League, driving to-
wards their first Stanley Cup series
victory, overwhelmed the Maple Leafs
of Toronto, 9 to 4, in the highest scor-
ing play-off encounter in more than
10 years. A near capacity crowd of
12,456 watched the Wings score their

gl ru i11v a, u iuv lvc
has come. -
But while the boys here are "fu-
ture veteraning" more or less in the
spirit of fun, Mr. Gorin's organization
has captured the imagination of
(Continued on Page 2
Peace Councila
Given Support
Of University 0
Administrative Heads Giveb
Sanction To Plans Madex
For April_22e
University officials averted a "peace2
strike" here yesterday when theya
compromised with the Peace CouncilC
and lent their support to a peace
demonstration here April 22.
Classes between 11 a.m. and noon,
April 22, will be suspended for thet
demonstration in front of the Libraryt
over which President Ruthven willt
probably preside. One professor andf
three students, all of whom will bee
selected sometime today, will speak
according to Mennan Williams, '36L,
chairman of the council's executives
The demonstration will be held in1
conjunction with National Peace
Day. A year ago, a "peace strike"
was staged at the same hour and
The Varsity-R.O.T.C. Band is also
expected to be present, he added.
The Peace Council met last night
in the League to consider definite t
plans for the demonstration and to
hear the report of the executive com-
mittee, which had been conferring
with Prof. Henry C. Anderson of the1
engineering college, who handled ar-
rangement for the University Admin-
A publicity committee, of whicht
Marshall D. Shulman, '37, is chair-
man, was also appointed by the Coun-
cil last night. This includes Jo-
sephine McLean, '36, woman's editor,
of The Daily; Wencel Neuman, 36,
president of the Union; William Dix-'
on, president of the Men's Council;
Babette Potter, '37; Marie Mette, '37;
Alice Brigham, '37; Phyllis Brumm,
'37; Charles Stocking, '36; and Sam-
uel Magdoff, '36; and Fred Warner
Neal, '37.
Fraternity Council
Given One Petition
One fraternity notified Paul W.
Philips, '36, secretary of the Interfra-
ternity Council, that they would peti-
tion for reconsideration of the Ex-
ecutive Committee's abolition of Hell
Week yesterday, but no group fra-
ternity action reported.
Rumors that a body of fraternities
were planning a petition could not
be verified by The Daily. Petitions
must be presented to either Philips
or George W. Williams, '36, council
president, before tomorrow morning.
Both Williams and Philips refused
to predict on the possibility of their
action being overridden.I

- - - 1

Many Victims Discovered
In Manufacturing Center
Located Near Foothillst
GAINESVILLE, Ga., April 7. - ()
- The storm-lashed south compiledf
a list of more than 400 known dead1
today from sporadic spring torna-t
does as flooded rivers threatened new
disaster over a widespread area.
Torrential rains sent major streams
on the rise even before the task of
finding and identifying the dead left
by tornadic thrusts had been com-
The known fatalities from the lat-
est storms which ripped through six
states yesterday include Mississippi,
219; Georgia, 183; Tennessee, 12; Al-
abama, 11; Arkansas, 1; and South
Carolina, 1.
Toll Is Very Heavy
Contributing the heaviest toll were
this textile manufacturing center in
the foothills of the Blue Ridge Moun-
tains where 183 bodies have been
found; and Tupelo, Miss., another
cotton manufacturing center, where
203 died. Losses here were estimated
at $25,000,000 with uncounted thou-
sands homeless and thousands in-
jured. Relief officials expressed be-
lief many more bodies of the dead
would be uncovered before all the
wreckage is removed.
The threatening floods, coming af-
ter the South's most disastrous winter
and spring in a decade, brought 'a se-
rious threat to numerous communi-
ties which escaped the storms.
Seventeen highways were closed
by high water in North Carolina and
six in South Carolina. Two railroad
lines were inundated in the latter
Alabama's larger rivers were flood-
ed, but little damage was indicated
thus far.
No Concern For River Valley
Weather officials said no concern
was felt for Mississippi valley levees.
Thousands of lowland residents on
the Tennessee side of the river, how-
ever, were routed from their homes.
More than 1,000 relief workers la-
bored in Gainesville and a like num-
ber was busyat Tupeloagainst the
threat of pestilence in the wake of
the death dealing twisters.
At Gainesville 2,500 were homeless,
upward of 1,000 homes were in ruins
and more than 1,200 were injured.
Four trainloads of the injured were
hospitalized in Atlanta, 70 miles away.
While trucks moved slowly through
debris-strewn streets carting off the
wreckage, pathetic scenes were en-
acted at improvised morgues hous-
ing the dead. Steady streams of
solemn faced relatives moved through
the establishments seeking missing
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7.-()-
Flames which for three days threat-
ened mid-ocean destruction to the
motorship Tricolor were extinguished
today by the crew, Globe wireless re-

Nir Crash Caused ]
By Bad Radio Beam
NEW YORK, April 7. -(P)-Offi-
ials of Transcontinental and West-
.rn Air, Inc., said that first reports
ndicated the plane crash fatal to 11
oday was caused by a faulty beam.
Officials of the Commerce Depart-
nent said two radio beacons, one P
iew and one old, were operating ef-
eciently or the plane's flight route.
Radio-equipped planes in the Unit-
d States make a practice of "riding
he beam."
It is a radio message in code from
in automatic sending apparatus lo-
ated at the airport toward which the
plane is heading.
The commerce department officials
t Washington said the new type was
superior to the old type because it
permitted radiophone communica-
tion without interrupting the direc-
tional wave.
The directional beams criss-cross
each other all over the country. The R
Department of Commerce controls s
heir operation. P
Heavy Damage t
Is Threatenedw
By High Waters Y
River Rises Above Flood c
Stage From Evansville, h
Ind., To Cairo, Ill.
CINCINNATI, April 7. -(P)-High a
water carried a threat of heavy dam- s,
age to cities near the mouth of the t
Ohio River at Cairo, Ill., tonight but d
promised to remain well below the l
high marks of the last two weeks r
in the upper valley.
Already seven to 12 feet above flood a
stage from Evansville, Ind., to Cairo, a
the river pushed to greater heights s
as water loosed by heavy week-end
rains flowed in from bank full tribu-
Throughout the valley, residentsb
who evacuated their homes when the
first flood struck delayed their re-
turn. h
American Legion officials at Pa- g
ducah, Ky., requested 200 tents from c
Fort Knox for use in setting up a a
"tent city" ina- western suburb to i
shelter refugees. L
At dam 52, below Paducah, meteor-
ologist W. C. Devereaux reported the2
river at 50 feet, 13 feet above floodt
stage. He predicted a crest for Cairo,E
Ill., of around 54 feet, within 2.6 feetr
of the highest mark recorded therer
in 1927.1
The Red Cross prepared to mover
25 families from flood threatenedc
Kentucky lowlands opposite Cairo and
Mound City, Ill.
Citizens' Group
Debates Local'
Relief Situation
Many Faculty Men Attend
Meeting Where Charges
Are Investigated
Sentiments on the local relief situ-
ation were vehemently stated last
night in the City Hall when members
of the Parent-Teacher Association
and the Citizen's Council asserted
that school children are going under-
nourished and badly clothed while
the City Council is "occupied in sav-
ing money on relief."
At the regular meeting of the Citi-
zens' Council, attended by more than
75 faculty and townspeople, mem-

bers of the City Council declared they
were investigating "great numbers of
relief chiselers." Charles F. Wagg,
Washtenaw Relief Administrator,
previously said not more than five
per cent of relief clients were not
needy, but City Councilmen held it
was necessary to duplicate the in-
vestigating work of paid case work-
ers because they had been "receiv-
ing complaints of chiseling going
on." Prof. John F. Shepard of the
psychology department questioned
the need for duplication.
The session was begun with talksj
by Wagg and Mrs. C. Brevoort of the
Family Welfare Bureau. The second
emphasized the "dire need" for se-
curity and defended high budgets,
saying the size of a family's allow-
ance usually denoted many depen-
dants or sickness. Representatives
of the Parent-Teacher Association
asserted that children were unable
to compete in school because they
were under-fed and had poor cloth-
Questions were fired at City Coun-
cilman Frank Staffan inferring that

11Are Killed
In Air Crash
On Mountain
lane Burns On High Peak
After Going Off Course
In Western Pennsylvania
Air Hostess Among
3 W reck Survivors
Accident Occured In Fog
On New York-Pittsburg
Run Yesterday Morning
UNIONTOWN, Pa., April 7. -- (4) -
;escue crews working in a driving
nowstorm carried the bodies of 11
ersons from the wreckage of a giant
'ranscontinental and Western air
ner to an improvised morgue on
estern Pennsylvania's highest moun-
ain peak tonight.
Only three escaped death of the 14
ho set out on the plane from New
ork to Pittsburgh this morning. Two
f the survivors--Mrs. Meyer C. El-
enstein, wife of the mayor of Newark,
.J., and Charles G. Chattinar of
leveland, were carried away to the
iospital at Uniontown.
Hostess Escapes
The other person saved is Miss
Tellie H. Granger, the hostess-nurse
board the pane, who although her-
elf injured stumbled to a farm house
o telephone the first news of the
lisaster to her company offices. Air-
me officials said Miss Granger was
iding in the rear end of the plane.
Only a wing, a part of the fuselage
nd the tail of the plane remained
fter the fire burst out in its mid-
State troopers, deputies and forest
angers joined in the search for the
Occurred at 10:20 a.m. Yesterday
From the stories told by the few in-
habitants of the sparsely settled re-
gion, officers believed the crash oc-
curred about 10:20 a.m. today--only
a few minutes after the plane sent out
ts last wireless signals and then
apsed into silence.
Miss Granger struggled through
200 yards of dense underbrush from
the wrecked plane after the crash.
She walked along a little-used lumber
road and then turned to take the
mud trail. There she met Harold
Rankin who took her to a neighbor's
where she telephoned the news to her
company's offices.
Dead Are Identified
The dead, identified by the com-
pany's passenger list, were: R. G
Evans, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Charles H.
Smith, New Kensingion, Pa; D. V.
August, Grove City, Pa,Craword
Kelly, McKeesport, Pa ,,-ank Hardi-
nan, Rutherford, N.J. JhA O'Neill,
Jersey City, N. J.; Saly U Sayers-
dorfer, Steubenville, O, G..B. D'Arcy,
Park Central Hotel, New York City;
G. W. Hefferman, Governor Clinton
Hotel, New York City; Chief Pilot
Otto Ferguson, Kansas City, Mo.;
Co-Pilot H. C. Lewis, Kansas City, Mo.
Smith, August, Kelly and Evans
were all students at Valley Forge
Military Academy. Smith and Aug-
ust were 17 years old. Kelly and
Evans were 18.
For young Kelly the air trip was
a reward from his mother for good
Dr. William C. McHugh, of the
Uniontown Hospital said tonight the
three survivors of the air liner
crash have a good chance to re-

Directors Start
Townsend Plan
Baltimore, April 7. -VP)-Directors
of the Townsend Plan re-organized
the national movement today and at
the same time challenged the Con-
gressional investigation of its affairs
as being "unwarranted and unconsti-
At the end of an all-day session
here, the directors also issued a state-
ment charging Robert Earl Clements,
resigned national secretary, and
George Highly, Los Angles leader,
with plotting to wrest control of the
organization by threats.
The statement claimed a detective
in Los Angeles, named Don Wilke,
was hired to frighten from the or-
;anization Walter Townsend, a bro-
ther of Dr. F. E. Townsend, co-found-
pr w~ith (Clements of the.. nvumycfvtin

body proceeded immediately to the second straight victory over the Leafs.
election of Dego Martinez Barrio, The victory- was the Wing's fifth
chief of the Republican Union and straight since the scheduled season
presiding officer of the cortes, as ended. They won the League chai-
interim president. I pionship by whipping the Montreal
Maroons in three straight games, one
)emand Probe Into of which was the record 1-0 game
which went 116:30 overtime.
Case Of a1-laviptmann The scene now shifts to Toronto,
'where the fast skating Leafs and
TRENTON, N. J., April 7.-(A)-- Wings renew their series Thursday.
New demands for an investigation in-
to the Hauptmann case were made Polloek Will Study
today following the quick defeat by
the Legislature of two similar pro- California System.
posals last night.
Assemblyman Basil B. Bruno,
(Rep., Monmouth), announced he Prof. James K. Pollock of the po-
would seek approval next Monday ! litical science department will con-
night of a resolution calling for an tinue his study of the civil service of
investigation into the conduct of all I various states when he leaves today
officials in the case, including Gov. for California to study the operation,

Local 'Kanotaroo' Court Keeps
County Jail Sanitary, Liveable
By F. CLAYTON HEPLER iginally planned to provide those
Featuring a reduced entrance fee, prisoners who were without funds and
- . 'quite a distance from home with cer-

because of the present economic con-
ditions ,the "kangaroo" court of the'
Washtenaw Couny Jail is holding
daily morning sessions for those held
for minor offenses in accordance with
the time-honored tradition.
The "kangaroo" court is a device
whereby the cell-riates of the main
cell-block of the county jail legislate,'
administer and judge for themselves
all laws relating to their well being.
As explained by Edward "Red"I
Roberts, judge of the local "kan-
garoo" court who is now serving 601
days on a disorderly charge, the or-
ganization was formed for the pur-
pose of cooperating with the Sheriff's

tain sanitary necessities that a man
needs, such as shaving articles and
toothpaste," Judge "Red" said. "Then
too, no one is going to sit around
without any money while another
man is smoking 'tailor-made' cigar-
The initial fine imposed on all men
entering the cell block is 50 cents.!
For the sake of the record, the in-
mate on trial is charged with break-
ing and entering. The fine is waived
in the event that a newly admitted
member is unable to supply the nec-
cssary cash. Unlike the majority of
"kangaroo" courts throughout the
country, the local chapter does notl

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