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The Weather
Lower Michigan: fair today
and tomomrw; cooler in east
and south today.


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Hard Knocks .. .
A Test Of Objectivity..

VOL. XLVI No. 171



Police Aid
A reas Hit
By Strikes
Thousands Of Industrial
And Farm Workers Stage
Green Lays Blame
On Supreme Court
Disorders In California
Result In Shooting Of
Three Men
(By the Associated Press)
Police and National Guard of-
ficials were asked Tuesday night to
make precautionary measures in
more than a half dozen sections of
the country where thousands of in-
dustrial and agricultural workers
were on strike.
At least 50,000 were involved in
the walkouts ,according to labor esti-
mates, and thousands more were in-
volved in disputes of a, varying na-
ture which threateneki to cause
There were few instances of trouble
in the strike centers, the most serious
being clashes between strikers and
non-strikers in the California vege-1
table fields where three men have1
besen shot.1
'Green Blames high Court 1
William Green, president of the
American Federation of Labor, de-
clared the strikes were "a manifes-
tation of what was bound to follow
the Supreme Court's decisions de-
stroying such great principles as the
NRA and the Guffey Act established."
At Akron, Ohio 30 union workers
of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber
Company awaited trial n charges of
violating a state anti-rioting statute.
Three National Guard officers
watched the plant.
At Portsmouth, ., an affidavit was
filed in mpnicipal court charging a
s ee 'tgxard for the Wheeling Steel
Corp., with directing company guards
to fire 40 or 50 shots at a group of
pickets early Tuesday. The guard
was Al Bridwell, 48, former sheriff
of Scioto county. National Guard
officers investigated strikers' re-
quests for portection by troops. Aboutz
5,500 workers are affected by the
6,000 N. Y. Barbers Walk-Outc
Union leaders at Syracuse, N. Y.,
ordered a strike of all workers in six
plants of Remnigton-Rand, Inc., sit-z
uated in the East and Middle-West.
They estimated 6,000 workers were
involved; company officials placed
the figure at 4,200.
In New York, 6,000 barbers in low-
er Manhattan were ordered on strike.
Anthony Merlino, union vice-presi-
dent, said 23,000 barbers in the
Bronx, Brooklyn and the Times
Square and west side sections ofz
Manhattan already were out. z
In East Arkansas, the Southernz
Tenant Farmers Union asserted 3,-
000 workers were on stiike, but cot-
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Women Begin
Aluminus Sale

The sale of the Alumnus by all the
women's organizations on the campus,
the funds derived to be used for scho-
larships, will be started this morning.
The drive will continue tomorrow and
Friday, and will be resumed on Mon-
day and Tuesday.
Three Ethel A. McCormick scholar-
ships and one Alice C. Lloyd fellow-
ship will be established ' with the
money received from the subscrip-
Pan-Hellenic, Assembly, Women's
Athletic Association, Mortarboard,
Senior Society, Wyvern and the
League Council have all been work-
ing on the preparations for the drive
under the direction of Mary Lambie,
'37A, vice-president of the League
from the architectural school.
Today women of the Pan-Hellenih
Association will contact the sororities
and members of the Assembly will
visit the independent women.
Monday and Tuesday the drive will
be continues. Mortarboard, Senior
Society and Wyvern will have tables
on the platform in front of the Gen-
eral Library, and the W.A.A. will have

Michigamna Braves
Scalp 21 In Annual
Raid OnCampus
Listen to this talearoiromance,
Tale of Indian warriors bold
In the early moon of greenleaves
Came they forth the stoic valiant;
Forth they romped to paleface
Wigwam one of friend great chief,
Paleface might among his kind;
Came he forth to take their token'
Of the warpath they would tread,
Then to the mighty oak of Tappan
Dashed the screaming, yelling
redm en;
To the tree of Indian legend
When the white men pale and
Stood around the mighty oak;
Warriors choice of paleface nation
Choice of tribe to run the gauntlet.
Down the warriors, painted
Swooped and caught their prey
like eagles,
Loud the war cry stirred the
As they seized their hapless
Forth they bore them to their
There to torture at their pleasure.'
There they are around the glowing
Heard the words of mighty wis-
Smoked the pipe of peace and
Thus there came to Michigamua:'
John Park, Marshall Shulman,
Thomas Sullivan, Lloyd Strickland,,
Frank Dannemiller, Gilbert Tilles,
Matthew Patanelli, John Gee, Wil-
liam Bates, Hubert Bristol, Vic Hey-,
liger, Stan Birieson, Howard David-,
son, Bob Osgood, Aien Saunders,
Jack Kasley, Frank Barnard, Her-1
bert Wolf, Miller Sherwood, William
Barndt, Bob Baldwin. -
Varsity Band,
Glee Club Give'
Concert Today
Revelli And Mattern Lead
Their Groups; Selections
Are Announced
The University Concert Band, under
the direction of William D. Revelli,
assisted by the Varsity Glee Club, con-
ducted by Prof. David E. Mattern, will'
combine for their first outdoor con-
cert of the season at 7:15 p.m. today
on the steps of the General Library.
The band's sections of the program
will embody music ranging from Ver-
di's operatic numbers to Sousa's mil-
itary marches. Of special interest
to music lovers, the directors agreed,
will be Christiansen's First Norwe-'
gian Rhapsody, and the popular
French ballet music from Messager's
"The Two Pigeons."
The complete program is as follows:
March Heroic................G. E. Holmes
Safari -Overture............Guy Edgar
Pilgrims Chorus - From the opera,
"I Lombardi"... . ............G. Verdi
Es Captan -March...........:...Sousa
First Norwegian Rhapsody ...........
.......................F. M. Christiansen
My Hero - From Oscar Straus'
"The Chocolate Soldier," para-
phrased and scored by ..Harry L. Alford
University Concert and
Laudes Atque CarminaB...........Stanley
By Babylon's Wave ................Gounod
I Dream of Jeanie................Foster
Marjorie, Wake Up .............Christian
A Toast To Michigan..............Elbel
Varsity Glee Club
Castilla - Bolero ...........G. E. Holmes
His Honor-March......Henry Filmore
Ballet Suite -From "The Two
Pigeons ........ .......Andre Messager
Arranged by...........V. F. Safraneck
a. Entry of the. gypsies.
b. Scene and dance of the two pigeons.
c. Finale.
Youth Triumphant - Overture .....Hadley
The Yellow and Blue.

Prof. Slosson
W11i Address=
Hi llel Toniolit
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the his-
tory department will address an open
forum on the "Plight of the Jew in
Central Europe" at 7:15 p.m. tonight
at the Hillel Foundation. The talk
will be in the interest of the Hillel
drive for $3,000.
The drive is part of a national cam-
paign of the United Palestine Appeal
and the Joint Distribution Commit-
tee to raise $3,500,000 each to aid
Jewish refugees in Europe and estab-
lish a maximum number of them on
a self-supporting basis in Palestine.
The speech by Professor Slosson
tonight is the second in a series of1
attempt to reach the independent
students on campus, Donald Cohn,
'37. co-chairman ofthe stuident.sec-

Eby Contract
Issue Before
Board Today

Honor Society
Initiation Rites
Are Criticized

Ina Ray Won't Bubble Dance'
If Union Officals Can Help It

Closed Meeting To Ie Held Dr. Forsythe Cites Inijairies
At Local Hi igh School; O Mailpractices; 'Need
Press To Be Aditted Moderation,' He Says
Principal Supporis Issue Is Problem
Teacer' Metods For Men's Coiincil

Ihistory Instructor Blamed
For Using Propaganda
In His Classes Here
Whether or znot the contract of
Kermit Eby, Socialist history teacher
of Ann Arbor High School, is to be
renewed will be decided at 7:30 p.m.
today in the Ann Arbor High School
building, when the School Board
will hold a closed meeting.
Ezra Shoecraft, president of the
board, was understood Monday to
have said that the meeting would be
an open one, but it was learned yes-
terday that such is not the case.
Members of the press, however, will
be admitted.
Mr. Eby's contract was withheld by
the board two weeks ago, when the
contracts of all other teachers on the
faculty were renewed, on the charge
that he had been propagandizing in
conducting his classes in socia
problems and international relations.
It has also been charged, according to
Otto W. Haisley, superintendent of
schools, that Mr. Eby's political ac-
tivities have brought criticism upon
the board.
SMr. Eby has stated that the ques-
tion of academic freedom is involved.
He is backed by three University pro-
fessors representing the Teachers'
Federation, a union affiliated with
the American Federation Hof Labor,
the Parent Teachers' Association and
the Ann Arbor Citizens' Coucil.
According to Mr. Haisley, there are
two angles involved in the case. One
is the question of whether Mr. Eby's
activities have caused criticism to be
directed toward the board and the
other is whether or not Mr. Eby has
been propagandizing in the classroom.
Mr. Haisley has pointed out that the
teacher in question is teaching con-
troversial subjects.
Mr. Eby himself has denied the
charges of propagandizing. He de-
clared that he was objective in con-
ducting his classes, "teaching the stu-
dents to think for themselves."
More than 500 of Mr. Eby's stu-
dents, past and present, have signed
a protest against his virtual suspen-
sion, asserting that the charge of
propagandizing are false.
A Daily reporter talked with stu-
dents of Mr. Eby and received state-
ments such as "he does not try to
influence his students," and "he is
impartial at all times." One student
stated that "Mr. Eby is very thorough
and tries to make his students think.
He is very impartial. The only side
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Women To Suggest
Democratic Planks
NEW YORK, May 26.-(IP)-A
women's committee to tell the Demo-
cratic party what planks Democratic
women of the country want adopted
was organized today.
Miss Mary W. Dewson, chairman of
the women's division of the party,
named 14 women to the group.
"During the past four years women
have made greater strides in assum-
ing their proper place in government
affairs than in the 12 years between
1920 and 1932 when the Republicans
were in power," she said.

Hell-Week Inconsistencies
Wil Be Investigated,
Sherwood Says
Honor society initiation practices,
though well established in campus
tradition, were described yesterday by
Dr. William Forsythe, director of the
Health Service, as "very likely to
produce trouble and from that point
of view to be condemned."
Citing injuries that had resulted
from these practices in the past, Dr.
Forlsythe suggested a movement for
the moderation of these initiations
rather than their abolition.
"Campus honor societies should be
characterized by their dignity and
prestige rather than their ability to
play puerile pl'anks on B.M.O.C.s,"
Dr. Forsythe declared.
Dean of Students Joseph A. Burs-
ley, to whom plans for such initia-
tions must be presented before they
can take place, declared yesterday
that the whole issue clearly resolved
itself into a problem for the Men's
Council. Dean Bursley stated that
this would be a good opportunity for
student government to exercise its
power by investigating the whole
William Dixon's, '36, former presi-
dent of the Men's Council, said in
speaking to the council for the final
time last week that one of the prob-
lems befoi'e the council next year
would be an investigation of the ap-
praent inconsistency in the policy on
Hell-Week and that on honor society
Miller A. Sherwood, '37, the new
president of the council said last night
that such an 'nve'igation would be
among the things the council would
accomplish in their forthcoming year;
a year that Dixon described last week
as one of the most crucial in the
history of the Men's Council.
Divi 1ends, F ees
Given Patronts
Of Wolverine
Dividends totalling $1,000 in addi-
tion to the membership fees will be
returned to patrons of the Wolverine,
student owned and operated eating
cooperative, Donald Murdock, '38,
terasurer of the organization, an-
nounced last night.
The original membership fee which
each person eating at the Wolverine
had to deposit was $6, according to
Murdock. The dividend of $1,000 will
be paid out on a basis of how many
weeks a particular person boarded
with the organization, so that re-
turns to members will range from
$6.15 to $11.10, including the original
$6 fee."
In four years, Murdock said, the
Wolverine has grown to a point where
its present net worth is valued at
$2,500. In the past year an average
of 250 meals were served three times
every day. The membership of the
Wolverine this year totalled 265 stu-
According to Murdock, this year is
highly successful when compared to
other years.

But Key Dance Men Insist
Band Leader's Costume
is Quite Sufficient
Ina Ray. Hutton, scantily-clad girl
orchestra director who will lead the
hcnor societies' Key Dance band Fri-
day, will not execute any of her fancy
"bubble" dances here if the Union
can help it.
But if Frank Barnard, '37, chairman
of the dance, can help it, Ina Ray,
who is said to put real spirit into
her directing, will do just that.
The dance is scheduled to be held in
Lhe Union..
The situation resolved itself yes-
'erday into a controversy, more or;
less between Barnard and Stanleyf
Waltz, manager of the Union, who
declared last night that "it would
seem advisable to make every pos-
sible effort to restrain and curtail!
extreme interpretations of special)
But Barnard came back with the
statement that "the honor societies
have announced that Miss Hutton will
direct her orchestra, and we will op-
pose every attempt to limit her per-
Mr. Waltz made his statement, he
said, "in view of certain criticism
from faculty members and student
leaders." These persons, he explained,
told him they had seen pictures of
the "hot-cha" woman band leader
and thought she should be "toned
down a little."
Whether or not Ina Ray will give
the boys a show of free bubble danc-
ing was not ascertained. It is known,

that she does this in some of her
perfoimances, and Barnard declared
he "has no information to the con-
He asserted that he has "every hope
that Miss Hutton's act will go on
as usual."
As a last resort, he said, he will
attempt to get Ina Ray personally
to make the Union people see it' her
The Union objectors don't want
you to get them wrong, however. They
do not contend that Ina Ray is any
real rival for Sally Rand or any other
member of the fan or fanless danc-
ing clan. But they do think that the
mosquito netting costumes in which
she has posed are a little too - well,
a little too, you know what we mean.

Increased Tax
Yields Sougrht
By Democrats
Senator Robinson Believes
Congress May Approve
Tax Measure June 6
WASHINGTON, May 26. -.P) -
The Senate Finance Committee, as a
result of a two-hour conference of
Democratic members with PresidentI
Roosevelt tonight, will explore possi-E
bilities of increasing the revenue yield
of the tax bill, a task which may' de-
lay final approval until late in the
Senate majority leader Robinson of'
Arkansas, who attended the White
House parley, acting as spokesman,
told reporters:
"Frankly, we are seeking an amount
in addition to the amount the esti-t
mates show."1
The latest treasury estimates, priort
to the White House meeting tonight,
placed the prospective yield of the bill
at $560,000,000 permanent revenuej
and $82,000,000 temporary, compared
with the $620,000,000 permanent and
$517,000,000 temporary funds request-1
ed by the President.
Robinson said as he emerged fromt
the meeting that speaking for him-
self he was "encouraged that the com-
mittee will be able to report the bill
before the end of the week" and that (
prospects are that Congress will be
able to "bring legislation to a conclu-
sion by June 6."
"No attempt was made," he said,'
"to reach a definite conclusion. Some
studies with reference to proposed
sources of taxes are to be made by the
Treasury and submitted to the com-
mittee which, probably tomorrow
afternoon, will resume its labor in
connection with the bill."
The majority leader asserted that
the conferees did not discuss the ques-
tion of boosting the normal income
tax, income surtaxes, nor the lower-
ing of income tax exemptions.
One committee member intimated
that adjustment of compromise rates
for taxing corporations was under
As amended by the committee, the
bill would impose an 18 per cent levy;
on total corporation income, a seven
per cent tax on undistributed corpora-
tion income, and subject dividends
to the normal four per cent incomeI
Senator King, (Dem., Utah), acting
chairman of the Finance Committee,
later explained that it was intended!
to get the added revenue from cor-
porate taxation. He hinted that itI
might be done by elevating the seven1
per cent surtax on undistributed
Secretary Morgenthau and Her-
man Oliphant, general counsel of the
Treasury, also attending the con-

Ball Club Tops
Western State
In 3-2_Victor y
Michigan's 16th Win Is
Second In Five Years
Over Iilltoppers
Scoring on a base on balls and a
wild overthrow of first in - the 11tlh
inning of yesterday's game with West-
ern State, Michigan's ball club man-
aged to eke out a 3-2 victory for its
16th win of the season and its sec-
ond in five years over the Hilltoppers.
wDon Brewer, leading off for the
SWolverines in the eleventh worked
Dave Arnold for a free ticket to
first. Carl Ferner.followed with a
bunt down the third base line which
was fielded by Jerry Neuman. Neu-
man threw to first in plenty of time
to get Ferner, but threw so wildly
that Mershon, the first baseman,;
could not even touch the ball as it
sailed into right field.
Brewer, rated as one of the fastest
men on the club, raced for home and
crossed standing up as Abel, Western
catcher, took Mershon's recovery.
throw several feet away from the'
plate. .
Although the Wolverines were out-k
hit, six and four, Fishman and Lar-
son kept the Hilltopper hits well scat-
tered. Larson took up the hurling
duties in the seventh and in the five
innings he worked he gave only two
hits and struck out five. It was his
fifth victory of the campaign.
Michigan got its run in the opening
session when Brewer drew his first
of three walks. He went to second
on an infield out and scored on a
looping single to center by Steve
Ed Wernet opened the fourth by
catching one of Fishman's slants
squarely and driving it over Merle
Kremer's head in left field for a home
run. Neuman and Abel followed with
(Continued on Page 3)
ocialists Urge
Quick Passage
Of Benson Act
CLEVELAND, May 26, - (P) -The
Socialist National Convention today
adopted a platform advocating Con-
I stitutional amendment to provide for
socialization of basic industries and
to end the "usurped power of the
Supreme Court to declare social leg-
islation unconstitutional."
The convention adjourned after de-
claring the willingness of the party
I to participate in a federated Farmer-
Labor party on a national basis; and
after "toning down" the much-con-
troverted declaration of principles
adopted at Detroit in 1934, which

State Plans
To Destroy
Governor Asks State Heads
To Dismiss Employes
In BlackLegion
5 More Arrested
For Cult Activities
Attorney-General Doubts
Michigan Organization
Has 135,000 Members
DETROIT, May 26.-(AP)--Michigan
state and county officials will meet
tomorrow to perfect plans to crush
the Black Legion, hooded vigilante
society whose members are accused
of murder, kidnaping and flogging,
as authorities in other states seek to
trace ramifications of the secret
night-riding band.
Attorney-General David H. Crow-
ley said tonight he would confer with
Wayne county Prosecutor Duncan C.
McCrea Wednesday on plans to un-
earth details of the society's activities
and would discuss reports McCrea
had signed an application fr mem-
bership in the hoded society in 1934.
Signed Under Pressure
McCrea said he did 'not remember
applying for membership in any such
organization, and that if the signa-
ture on the application card were his,
he had been tricked into signing it.
fCrowley said he was withholding
judgment on reports' linking the
Wayne county prosecutor with the
organization until their conference
tomorrow, and commended McCrea's
"fine effort to investigate Legion ac-
tivities thoroughly."
Crowley disclosed that he was
studying the oath of the Black Le-
gion, to ascertain if signers might
be liable to prosecution fr conspir-
acy to commit a crime. He saidhe
had reached no decision, but ex-
pressed doubt that conspiracy charges
co~ldabe preferred unless signing of
the oath were followed by some over-
Doubts Figure
He said he doubted that the Black
Legion had 135,000 members in Mich-
igan, as some members claimed, and
asserted that he had seen no docu-
mentary confirmation of statements
attributed by Harry Clburn, chief
investigator for McCrea, to unidenti-
fied members that leaders of the
order proposed to establish a dictat-
At Jackson, however, State police
captain William Hansen quoted Ray
Ernest; State prison guard and ac-
cused Brigadier-General of the Le-
gion, as saying "We are going to
overthrow the government; you boys
are going to have your hands full"
Ernest is one of five men arrested
today on kidnaping and assault
charges in connection with an al-
leged Black Legion flogging.
To Dismiss Employes
At Lansing, Gov. Frank D. Fitz-
gerald said he would ask heads of
State departments to dismiss any
employes found to have participated
in Black Legion activities.
In Detroit the existence of a wom-
en's auxiliary of the hooded was
disclosed late today, Prosecutor Mc-
Crea announced, by A. L. Lupp, Sr.,
"recuriting officer" for the black-
robed order.
V. F. Effinger, whom McCrea has
sought for questioning, asserted in

Lima, O., today that the Black Legion
has more than 6,000,000 members, and
that "it will go right ahead promot-
ing the best interests of America and
American citizens, despite the un-
fortunate affair in Detroit."
McCrea said he did not want the
help offered by James A. Colescott, a
gi"anddragon of the Ku Klux Klan,
in investigating any acts of violence
by the Black Legion. Colescott, in
Columbus, O., said there was no con-
nection between the Klan and the
Black Legion.
The prosecutor announced that the
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Swords Clash, A Man Gasps,
And Hamlet Rehearsal Goes On

Swords clashed, a man gasped,
clutched his side, and staggered back,
mortally wounded. Then a long si-
lence, with gasps breaking the dark
silence. The taller of the two men
sighed, remarked the heat, and the
duel was renewed.
The scene was the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre, and the taller gentle-
man was Ian Keith, busy rehearsing
the duel scene from Hamlet. Mr.
Keith was obviously relieved when
the rehearsal was finished. In fact,
he stated in no definite terms that
the duel scenes are the most un-
pleasant part of Shakespeare, and

But he likes Michigan, and Ann Ar-
bor in particular, he said, because it
reminds him of New England.
Mr. Keith's hobby, as well as his
profession, is the theatre. Following
the rehearsal, lie found time between
glasses of iced tea to discuss nothing
but the theatre anecdotes, "tall tales,"
snatches of the long and colorful his-
tory of the theati'e and plans for his
present production of Hamlet. He
has himself designed some of the set-
tings for Hamlet.
Regarding prospective actors who
seek information about preparing for
a career on the stage, Mr. Keith ad-

Hillel Players Give
War PlaySaturday
The Hillel Players will present
"Second Love" or "Why She Married
the Other Man" at 8:30 p.m. Satur-
day in Prekete's Garden Room, 109
South Main St.
The play is a melo-drama of the
Civil War period written by J. P.
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