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The Weather

Generally fair in north, most-
ly cloudy and much cooler in
south, with possibly some light
snow or rain today.



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Passivists Or Pacifists .. .
One For Borah .. .



Of League
British Foreign Secretary
Warns Nations Combined
Action Must Come Now
Hints England May
Soon Quit League
Poison Gas Forms Subject
Of Controversy Between
Eden And Aloisi
GENEVA, April 20. - (') - The
League of Nations admittedly was in
peril tonight because of its failure
to settle the Itao-Ethiopian war.
Anthony Eden, foreign secretary of
Great Britain, issued two warnings as
a result. The first was that unless
nations now prepared to take com-
bined action against an aggressor now
they must not expect help from Brit-
ain if they get themselves into dif-
ficulties later. By aggressor Eden
meant Italy.
His second warning was that un-
less nations fulfill their duty of col-
lective security Braitain may lose her
faith in the value of the League and
turn to other methods of safeguard-
ing her interests. This was a hint
that Britain may one day abandon.
the League.
A spirited clash between Eden and
Baron Pipeo Aloisi of Italy over
Italy's alleged use of poison gas
against Ethiopia marked today's ses-
sion of the League council.
Conceding failure in an effort to
end the Italo-Ethiopian war, League
members expressed deep pessimism
in reviewing the situation. Italy made
plain that she demands virtually all
of Ethiopia.
The Council at a public session to-
night adopted a resolution expressing
regret that League peace efforts had
failed and appealing again for a
"prompt cessation of hostilities and
re-establishment of peace." Italy
voted against the resolution and Ecu-
ador made a reservation concerning
a part that dealt with sanctions.
The Ethiopian delegate in an im-
passioned speech asked if the council
would be satisfied "with addressing
a platonic appeal to Italy."
"Is that the assistance which na-
tions of the world promised to give
the victim of aggression when they
signed the Covenant?" he asked.
The council then adjourned its
special session until the next regular
session, scheduled for May 11.
Homecoming Is
Scheduled For
May 15, 16, 17
The sixth annual Spring Home-
coming jointly by the Union and the
League, will be held May 15, 16 and
17, John C. McCarthy, '36, president
of the committee in charge, an-
nounced late last night.
The purpose of the Homecoming
is "to get people to come and see the
University in operation" McCarthy
stated. Special exhibits, displays and
other features will be sponsored by
the various schools and departments
of the University especially for the
Five thousand invitations are being
sent to the parents of students who

reside in Michigan as well as to the
relatives of other students who live
within a certain radius, including
Chicago, Buffalo and certain other
large cities.
The Homecoming is being spon-
sored jointly by the League and the
Union and plans for several events
are under consideration. The com-
plete program will be announced
some time in the near future.
Members of the committee are:
John C. McCarthy, recording secre-
tary of the Union, Charlotte D. Rue-
ger, '37, president of the League, co-
chairman; Robert Dailey, '37, secre-
tary; Dean Alice Lloyd; Dean Joseph
Bursley; William Dixon, '36; Wil-
liam Wilsnack, '37; Betty Anne Beebe,
'37; Thomas H. Kleene, '36; and
Harriet Heath, '37.
Hell Week Action
B(1ouncil Seen
M ann

Spring Parley I
By Faculty A
Favorable Comments Are
GiFen By Professors On
Panel Discussion
Favorable recommendations for the
Spring Parley, to be held April 24,
25, 26 were given yesterday by sev-
eral members of the University fac-
ulty who will act on theParley panel.
Prof. John L. Brumm, chairman
of the journalism department, who
was chairman of the first Spring
Parley back in 1930, was very enthu-
siastic. He said that the parley "is
one of the finest institutions we have
developed on the Michigan campus."
According to Professor Brumm, Mich-
igan has set the pace for other col-
leges in establishing the Spring Par-
ley. "It provides an excellent oppor-
tunity to better the relationships be-
19 Are Killed
As Arabs Rout
Jews In Riots
Several Incidents Between
Two Nationalities Cause
Renewed Strife
JERUSALEM, April 20.- P) -New
Arab attacks on Jews at Jaffa and
Tel Aviv increased the death list to-
night to 19, the Palcor news agency
reported, divided between 15 Jews and
4 Arabs.
The fresh riots sent Jews scurrying
from Jaffa to the nearby all-Jewish
city of Tel Aviv where the refugees
were camping in the streets and
The disorders, the Jewish tele-
graphic agency said, grew out of re-
sentment over the slayings of two
Arab laborers at Neged, near the
Jewish colony of Petach Tikvah. The
killings were reported to have fol-
lowed a holdup by Arab brigands in
which a Jew was killed and two
The Jewish telegraphic agency re-
ported police efforts to restore nor-
mal communications between Jeru-
salem and Tel Aviv have met with
failure. Two steamships, the Koski-
usko and the Jerusallemme, were for-
bidden to dock at Jaffa and ordered
to proceed to Haifa.
The Hadassah Hospital at Tel Aviv,
the Jewish news agency decared, is-
sued an appeal for volunteer blood
donors to submit to blood transfu-
sions for persons wounded in the
At Jerusalem, a delegation repre-
senting the Jewish national council,
community council and other Jew-
ish groups, discussed the situation
with District Commissioner J.E.F.
Dr. Lewis To Talk
On Pharmacy Study
Prof. H. B. Lewis, Director of the
School of Pharmacy, will speak at
4:15 p.m. today in Room 218 West
Medical Building in the vocational
series being sponsored by the literary
Professor Lewis will discuss prep-
aration for the study of pharmacy,

and the opportunities which the work
offers after graduation.

lea Is Lauded
Is Step Forward
tween the faculty and students and
serves to clear up many obscure is-
sues which abide in intellectual
circles," he added.
"The Spring Parley, which has
proven successful beyond expecta-
tions, serves assan excellent example
of the probable result upon the in-
stallment of the parley method into
University teaching," said Prof. Pres-
ton W. Slosson of the history depart-
ment. Professor Slosson pointed out
that the parley method of teaching
would prevent dogmatism in problems
of controversial nature occurring in
subjects such as philosophy, sociology,
economics and politics.
Professor Slosson stated that
whereas history deals with facts
rather than theories, those facts are
subject to various interpretations. He
added that an historian's position on
a parley panel is one of guiding the]
discussion of different views regard-'
ing historical facts.
Prof. Robert C. Angell of the so-
ciology department voiced the hope
that the parley would not be domi-
nated entirely this year by radical]
groups, as he claimed the case has
been in past years. He declared that
the over-enthusiasm of this one group
prevents a well-rounded discussion of
the issues at hand.
"The function of the economist at
a parley," said Prof. Max Handman;
of the economics department, "is to
attempt to get a larger and more gen-
eral view of the economic situation
than that arising from a study of
the economic status at one particular
time In order to understand tomor-
row, we must understand yesterday,"
he said.
"Of primary importance in the
Spring Parley are the ideas expressed
by the different individuals taking
part," Prof. John Shepard of the
psychology department declared. At
the parley, Professor Shepard said,
faculty members often express opin-
ions which would remain unvoiced in
the classroom.
Mitchell To Speak
At Lawyers' Dinner
William D. Mitchell, former Unit-
ed States attorney-general, will be
the principal speaker at the Law
School's Founder's Day banquet Fri-
day night, Dean Henry M. Bates an-
nounced yesterday.
The speech of the former attorney-
general will climax the annual law
convocation at which two honorary
degrees will be awarded. The con-
vocation proceedings will be held at
11 a.m. in the lounge of the Lawyer's
Dr. Frank Robbins, assistant to
the president, yesterday declared that
the names of the two recipients of the
honorary law degrees would not be
made public until the time of the
convocation, although it is known
that the degrees will be bestowed
upon a Detroiter and a former stu-
dent, now a resident of St. Louis.
Jap Embassy Attache
Enrolled In University
Koichi Suzuki, a new attache of
the Japanese embassy in Washing-
ton, yesterday walked into the office
of Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, counselor
to foreign students, to inform him
that he was the fourth Japanese in
recent years to be sent here by his
government for training before re-
porting for active duty at the em-
Suzuki will spend a year at the
University of Michigan perfecting
his English and studying the Amer-
ican system of education, Professor
Nelson said. His predecessors now
rank high in the Japanese foreign

service at Washington.

Rescue Near
For Exposed
Pair In Mine
Men Are Told Deliverance
Is At Hand; Both Have
Given UpHope
One Already Dead,
Others Very Weak
Rescuers Are Working In
15 Minute Shifts As
Water Rises In Shaft
MOOSE RIVER, N. S., April 21.-
(Tuesday) - () - Rescue workers
hacked desperately early today at a
wall of rock separating them from
two men entombed for eight days in
the Moose River Gold Mine, after H.
K. MacDonald, Halifax physician,
said the pair could live another 24
MOOSE RIVER, N. S., April 20.-
P,)-Minutes slipped into hours as
rescuers fought through a solid wall
of rock to deliver the relief they had
promised tonight to Dr. D. E. Robert-
son and Alfred Scadding, imprisoned
for eight days in the Moose River
gold mine. l
"We'll reach you in a few minutes,7
a confident voice told the cold, hun-
gry, sickened men crouching above a
rising level of water 141 feet below
the surface shortly before 9 p.m.
One hour later the mine manager,
F. D. Henderson, said he could not
estimate the time needed to pec-
trate the remaining feet of rock, be-
lieved to be few.
"It might be a matter of minute.
then again it might be hours," Hen-
derson told the crowd of anxious
watchers and the weary crew of min-
ers, working desperately in short
shifts in a narrow shaft. "But we'll
have them out by morning."
One after another hardy Nova
Scotian miners dropped into, the
tunnel with life-lines around their
waists, clawed with bare hands at the
crumbled rock and dirt for 15 min-
utes, passing it back to other men,
then were replaced by others.
Below, too weak to go to the open-
ing of a diamond drill hole where
food and brandy was passed to them
yesterday, the co-owner of the mine
and his time-keeper whispered
hoarsely over a telephone line that
they thought their rescuers were lying
about the time needed to reach them.
There was no mention from either
end of the line of Herman R. Ma-
gill, Toronto lawyer and co-owner of
the shaft with Robertson, who died
of hunger and exhaustion earlier to-
Pollock Urges
City To Obtain
Vote Machines
New Plant For Sewage Is
Also Discussed At City
Council Meeting
Alderman Wilfred B. Shaw, di-
rector of alumni relations, last night
read to the Common Council of Ann
Arbor a letter from Prof. James K.
Pollock of the political science de-
partment, now on leave, urging the
council to consider the purchase of
voting machines for the city before

the impending primary and presi-
dential elections.
One company, Mr. Shaw told the
Council, had made a bid of $980 each
for the 25 machines which would be
required, with payment to be extend-
ed over a period of 10 years. A large
saving could be effected in the num-
ber of election workers, time paid
for, and the cost of ballots, he said.
The question was referred to the
budget committee of the council.
-A sum of $1,839 in the City Engi-
neer's budget was allotted to the
street maintenance department to aid
in repairing the heavy damages suf-
fered during the past winter.
The council learned from a com-
mittee report that patent rights for
the new sewage treatment plant now
under construction have not yet been
settled. The company holding the
rights originally asked $10,0000.
WPA Clerk Is Held
T in rm "c n r111na

Eleven O'Clock Classes
To Be Dismissed Today
For Peace Convocation

Ruthven Approves Peace Meet
It is both significant and reassuring that students are taking an
active interest in world peace. To the educated person, it should
be apparent that peaceful living must be a function of civilization, if
by civilization is meant an advanced stage of social development.
Social evolution is only degeneration if it does not contribute to free-
dom from strife, to friendliness, to tolerance, to cooperation, and
to security. We may differ as to the best methods of abolishing war,
but we must agree that, at least, warfare for conquest is futile and
worse and that such actions as the Italian conquest of Ethiopia are,
stripped of all subterfuges, simply organized murder. Since stu-
dents are training themselves to be intelligent citizens of the world, t
they cannot be pardoned if, in the process of securing an education,t
they fail to grasp the concept of the unity of mankind.

Michig~an Nine
Conquers Ohio
In Opener, 12-9

Rally In Third
Brings Six Runs;
Goes Route


COLUMBUS, April 20. - (Special
to The Daily) - Michigan's baseball
team opened its Western Conference
schedule this afternoon with a loose-
ly played victory over Ohio State. The
final score was 12-9, the Wolverines
being forced to put down a belated
Buckeye rally to win.
Captain Berger Larson went the
route for Michigan, although hit free-
ly late in the game. Ronnie Peters,'
ace of the Ohio hurling corps, started
for the Bucks but lasted only two
and two-thirds innings before being
removed. Peters walked three and
hit two men in the second and was
scored on five times before being
taken out.
The third frame was Michigan's
biggest, Fisher's men getting five hits
to drive in six counters. The Wol -
verines counted twice more in the
fifth and finished their scoring in
the ninth when successive singles by
Fishman and Ferner drove in Brewer
who had reached first after being hit
by a. pitched ball.
Ohio State touched Larson for only
three hits and two runs in the first
five innings. They scored a pair in
the sixth, however, and three more in
the seventh. ThreeaMichigan errors
in these two innings aided the Bucks
greatly. In the eighth Ohio loaded
the bases but scored only one man
and could tally but once in the last
session despite a pair of hits.
George Rudness, fleet Wolverine
center fielder and regular lead-off
man, was kept out of the lineup be-
cause of an ankle injury sustained
in last Saturday's game at Mary-
land, Torn ligaments will keep him
out of Tuesday's game also. John
Gee is expected to pitch. He will
probably be opposed by Peters who
will be after Ohio's first conference
win in four games.

Drama Season
Sale Of Tickets'
Opens At Leaoue
Several More Broadway
stars Are Contracted
For PlaySeries
The sale of season and single tick-
ets for the 1936 Dramatic Season
opened yesterday at the Garden
Room of the League. The sale will
continue daily except Sunday from;
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until the opening
of the festival on Monday, May 18,
according to Robert Henderson, di-
During the vacation Mr. Hender-
son engaged several additional New
York artists for the festival including
Nancy Sheridan, Robert Ross and
John Winthrop. Miss Sheridan was
prominent in "Cynara" and also ap-
peared in "The Shining Hour." Mr.
Ross has been leading juvenile with
Eva LeGallienne, while Mr. Winthrop
is now playing in New York in "Eth-
an Frome."
Eddie Garr and Frances Maddux,
the New York musical comedy stars,
will appear here in Ivor Novello's
"Party" with Estelle Winwood and
Doris Dalton.
The title role of "Parnell," the
fifth production to be offered from
June 10 through June 15, is pur-
posely not being announced, it was
explained, for the management hopes
to secure by that time an important
New York star at present playing on
Abbott Is Confined
To Hospital Here
Horatio J. Abbott, national Dem-
ocratic committeeman from this
State, and president of the Abbott
Oil Co. here ,has been confined to
St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital here for
a week and will remain there for at
least another week following a ner-
vous breakdown caused by overwork
and strain, it was learned here last
Hospital officials refused to com-
ment on his condition, but members
of his immediate family stated that
it was not critical.

Ruthven Supports Drive;
Professor Weaver To Be
Slosson And Three
Students To Speak
Gather On Mall Between
Architecture And High
The University will close shop for
an hour this morning and dedicate
the time between 11 a.m. and noon
to peace.
Eleven o'clock classes will be dis-
missed, and members of the Uni-
versity Peace Council predicted that
"more than 1,000 students" will be
present on the mall between the Col-
lege of Architecture and University
High School to hear Prof. Preston W.
Slosson of the history department
and three students discuss ways and
means of keeping out of war.
The Varsity-R.O.T.C. Band will
play, President Ruthven, his injured
limb permitting, will be on the plat-
form and Prof. Bennett Weaver of
the English department will preside.
It was at firstexpected that the
President, who has given the peace
demonstration -his ardent support,
would preside, according to G. Men-
nen Williams, '36L, president of the
Peace Council, but because his leg,
which he broke Jan. 1, is still giving
him difficulty he will not be able to
act as chairman.
Williams will open the meeting
with introductory remarks, and Pro-
fessor Weaver will introduce John
Martin, '39L, the first student speak-
er. Martin will be followed by-Pa-
Members of the faculty, in rep-
resentative comments, discuss to-
day's peace demonstration on the
editorial page, page four, of this
issue of The Daily.
tricia Woodward, Grad., who in turn
will be followed by Michael Evanoff,
'36L. Professor Slosson will then
conclude the speaking part of the
The peace meeting here is signifi-
cant because it heralds a nation-
wide peace demonstration tomorrow,
Williams pointed out.
The band will play "The Yellow
and the Blue," and "Hear, O Ye Na-
tions." Programs with the words to
these songs will be handed out, ac-
cording to Alice Brigham, a member
of the publicity committee of the
In addition to having the support
of theUniversity, the Peace Council's
demonstration has the backing of
nearly every organization on the
In case of rain, the peace meeting
will be held in Hill auditorium, Wil-
liams said.
U.S. Operation

Priestley Relates Experiences
Of Scott Antarctic Expedition

President Ruthven Is Back
In Office After Confinement

Vividly describing his harrowing
experiences when geologist of the ill-
fated Scott Antarctic expedition, Dr.
Raymond E. Priestley, vice-chancel-
lor of the University of Melbourne,
Australia, declared in an interview
yesterday that the value of the data
and material gathered by polar ex-
peditions more than overbalanced the
great money and human costs in-
"Until we know something about
Antarctica we can neither make any
generalizations about the magnetic
forces of the world nor understand
certain weather conditions of the
world." he said. "It is absolutely nec-
ac,.r nncl mnnrtant that we know.

terrific Antarctic winter in 1912 liv-
ing in a snow hut with clothes suit-
able for the summer of that region.
Following the winter, the party
made a great sledge drive to Murray
Sound, the base of the expedition,
hoping that the ship, unable to get
through the pack the previous sum-
mer, would come in and take them
back to civilization. They arrived at
the Sound only to learn of the death
of Captain Scott and his companions.
In speaking about Ernest Shackle-
ton, Dr. Priestley said that his ex-
pedition made the "greatest ad-
vances" of any polar explorer prior
to 1910. It was Shackleton, he said,
who discovered the South Pole was
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After approximately a three months
absence from his office-although his]
absence hardly meant a real vaca-
tion-President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven again began Saturday, April 11,;
to direct the affairs of the University
from his Angell Hall office.
During his confinement to, first,
the University Hospital and then to
his residence, President Ruthven
each time has transformed his room
into his real office, and after the
first two or three weeks following his
accident January 2, the President
carried on his duties, as far as pos-
sible, from his bedside. One of the
regular Regent's meetings was post-
poned because of the President's in-
ability to attend, but the regular Feb-
r>>.,rv at moreh mQotinaq of the

The President was unable to leave
his bed for two months following his
injury and made his first public ap-
pearance March 12 when he spoke
at the Burton Memorial Tower din-
ner held March 12 in the Union by
the local University Club.
It was pointed out yesterday by
officials that persons suffering a leg
mijury similar to that received by
the President in his fall on the back
steps of his residence usually walk
with a slight limp for at least a year.
However, by horseback riding, swim-
ming and other special exercises care-
fully prescribed by physicians of-
ficials hope President Ruthven will be
completely recovered and be able to
walk without any limp whatsoever
hbfore the start nf the chon1 vear in

Of Arms Plants
WASHINGTON, April 20. -(W) -
Terming it the best method of elim-
inating undesirable activities onthe
part of munitions makers, a majority
of the Senate Munitions Committee
proposed today that the Government
manufacture its own battleships, ar-
mor plate, explosives, guns and bul-
Its recommendation -concurred in
by Chairman Nye and Senators Clark
(Dem., Mo.), Pape (Dem., Ida.), and
Bone (Dem., Wash.) - was given
little chance for consideration at this
session, however, because of the drive
for the earliest possible congressional
adjournment date.
Because the four committee mem-
bers who joined in urging that the
government make its own war in-
struments, Senators George (Dem.,
Ga.), Vandenberg and Barbour (Rep.,
N.J.) dissented. They asserted that
local political pressure exerted to keep
plants running full time would re-
sult in more armaments, not less.
Unanimously, however, the com-

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