Lower Michigan: Fair today
and tonotrow;r rising Win-
VOL. XLVI No. 177
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1936
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Iowa For Title-
Larson Fans 13
First Big Ten Baseball
Crown In Seven Years
Won In Exciting Game
Bad Fielding Costs
Heyliger's Eighth Inning
Double Decisive Blow;
3,000 Witness Game
By FRED De LANO
Capt. Berger Larson, although he
received little fielding support from
his teammates, yesterday gave Mich-
igan its first Big Ten baseball cham-
pionship in seven years and the sev-
enth in its history when he stopped
the vaunted Iowa attack in its tracks
to win the season's final game, 8-6.
The victory placed the Wolverines
alone at the top of the final confer-
ence standings and dropped the
Hawkeyes to third place, Illinois tak-
ing second. Michigan's record showed
nine victories and one loss, a 3-2 de-
feat by the Illini.
Crowd Cheers Larson
Larsn won the admiration and
cheers of the entire 3,000 fans who
witnessed yesterday's classic at Ferry
Field with his great work in coming
from behind to win after Michigan
errors had lost a four-run lead gained
in the first three innings. Thirteen
men were fanned by the Wolverine
hurler, a season's record for the Wes-
tern Conference, and in five different
innings he accomplished the diffi-
cult feat of striking out two men.
In addition the Iowans could get
to Berger for only five hits and not
one of their six runs was earned. On
the other hand, Michigan collected
seven hits and earned six of the
eight counters that gave them the
Hawks Hitless 4 Innings
For four innings it appeared as
though the fans were in for a real
treat as ball games go, but then came
the deluge and with it an attack of
erroritis that made a three ring
circus out of a real battle and left
the question of victory in doubt un-
til the last inning.
The Hawks did not get a hit in the
first 'four innings and only had one
man as far as third. In thekmean-
time the Wolverines had picked up
a run in the second, Vic Heyliger
lining a single to right with Merle
Kremer on third, and three more in
the third. The third inning spurt
featured singles by Rudness, Uricek
and Jablonski which coupled with a
pass to Fener put Michigan out in
front by four runs and with Larson
showing in top form it appeared as
though Michigan could not be head-
ed. The fourth was scoreless.
Michigan Sloppy In Fifth
Underwood opened the fifth by
singling and then Bowlin repeated
with a smash to right. Blackman
drew a walk to fill the bases. Uricek
gathered in Stephens' pop-up for
the first out and then Mason hit a
bounder to Brewer which the Wol-
verine shortstop, instead of throwing
to the plate for an easy force out,
heaved wildly to first allowing two
men to score. Three more errors be-
fore the frame was over, committed
by Heyliger, Ferner and Uricek, gave
Iowa three more runs and the lead.
The singles that opened the session
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In North China
SHANGHAI, June 4.- (Wednes-
day)-()')-A huge Canton army was
reported by Japanese sources today
to have struck swiftly at North China
cities, launching civil war.
A force of 250,000 men, these quar-
ters said, "moving with lightning
Irapidity, entered Hunan Province
(of the Nanking government) with-
out opposition, the Hunanese ap-
parently having withdrawn."
The Nanking government, these
reports continued, has massed 13
divisions and a squadron of 20 bomb-
ing planes to hurl back the attack
from the south. Southern cities are
preparing defenses against expected
air raids, it was said.
The developments followed by less
Captain Berger Larson ended
his collegiate career yesterday by
pitching his teammates to a vic-
tory over Iowa and thereby clinch-
ing the Big Ten championship.
Larson allowed only five hits and
struck out thirteen batters in his
fourth Conference victory in five
Killer Of Poole
Tells Of Legion
Admits Execution Despite
Council Protests; U. S.
Keeps Hands Off
DETROIT, June 3. - (/P) - The
confessed executioner of Charles A.
Poole testified here today that "in
the Black Legion you must shoot
anyone you are ordered to shoot,"
while Atty.-Gen. Homer S. Cummings
announced in Washington he had no,
evidence of Federal law violations
by the hooded night riders.
Calmly disregarding the shouted
objections of his own attorney and
the hostile mutterings of his 12 fel-
low defendants on murder and kid-
naping charges, Dayton Dean tes-
tified that he shot Poole, 32-year-
old WPA worker, because it was ex-
pected of him. He said "Colonel"
Harvey Davis, another defendant,
"got the thing up" because of gossip
that Poole had mistreated his wife.
In Washington, the United States
attorney general disclosed Ithat he
had known of the Black Legion for
"about a year," but that he had found
no evidence that Federal laws were
being violated by the order "either
then or now."
He parried a question as to whether
the Federal government would enter
the investigation if it were shown
that a man had been taken from
Detroit to a Canadian island and
The reference was to the apparent
suicide of Roy Pideock, 32, Wyan-
dotte steel worker, who was found
hanged on uninhabited Fighting
Island in the Detroit River May 14,
the day after Poole's bullet-pierced
body was found at a roadside.
Capt. Ira H. Marmon, of the Mich-
igan State police, who said he would
request the exhumation of Pideock's
body on suspicion he was slain, dis-
closed today he had information that
the steel worker was a member of
the Black Legion and that he was
beaten a few weeks before his death.
Attorney General Cummings said
he had received no request from Ca-
nadian authorities for an investiga-
"We might possibly find ourselves
in a position of investigating some
-specific crime," he explained, "but
that would not necessarily involve a
general investigation of other activ-
itics of the Black Legion."
Of 8 Scholarshiips
Eight students have been awarded
scholarships in the literary college,
it was announced yesterday.
Winners of the Simon Mandel-
baum scholarships are: Floyd A.
Bond, '38, Edward George Edgar, and
Earl P. Lovenheim, '37.
All Paris Is Paralyzed
As French Government
Blumn Faces Crisis
At Outset Of Rule
Socialists And Communists
Hail Each New Strike
Settlement As Victory
PARIS, June 3. -()- A raging
strike fever stayed the hands of 350,-
000 French workers tonight and
alarmed a changing government with
the menace of Paris food, water and
Official France, swapping cabinet
horses in the middle of a turbulent
labor stream, saw more than 300
factories idle, many of them in the
hands of "folded arm" workers.
Apparently intent upon seizing im-
mediate gain from the advent to-
morrow of Leon Blum's leftist gov-
ernment, the strikers gained adher-
ents hourly, from police patrol driv-
ers to biscuit-making mothers.
The movement fast was gaining
the appearance of a general strike.
Chamber of Deputies lobbies heard
rumors that even the railroad work-
ers and postmen would go out to-
From Roger Salengro, the man who
will be the Socialist minister of in-
terior in the new Blum cabinet, came
a demand that Communists call off
the strikes and order their adherents
out of the plants.
"This agitation is not admissable,"
he declared. "The people's front
must not be in a state of anarchy
The people's front stands for order."
He referred to the Popular Front
of Communists, Socialists and Rad-
ical-Socialists which won the balance
of power in the last Chamber of Dep-
Tonight, throughout the "red belt"
of factory suburbs that rings Paris,
police guarded factories where more
than 100,000 strikers slept on their
work benches-men, women and
- Gendarmes watched idle plants in
the provinces, particularly in the
northern industrial centers.
Sleep In Factories
Bakers, plumbers and even waiters
in the big cafes of Paris threatened
to join the strikers, which in their
tenth day affected more than a dzen
industries, from metal workers to
night club entertainers.
A strike of refrigerating and ice
making plants threatened the milk
supply and a 10,000,000-franc ($660,-
000) meat stock on hand in packing
houses. Pumping station workmen
said they might qpit.
In thirty suburbs, a gas shortage
was threatened by a strike at the
In the north, eight textile plants
at Lille and suburbs were newly oc-
cupied by idle workers.
The French even faced a dearth of
newspapers, for employes of the com-
pany holding a virtual monopoly on
their distribution debated a walkout.
Police wagon drivers stepped down
from their wheels and authorities
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Ex-Lion Of Judah
With Wild Acclaimn
LONDON, June 3.--(/P)-The Brit-
ish people made little Haile Selassie
forget, momentarily, the ashes of
Addis Ababa today.
The_ exiled Ethiopian ruler, ar-
riving here today, couldn't keep back
the tears in thehmidst of the popular
acclaim given him.
"I have come to England confidentI
I'll be able to obtain justice," he said.
Just'a month after abandoning his,
distant African capital to fire and
pillage before the steady march of
the Roman legions, the Negus arrived
in England. .
He came without a throne. But
he received a reception seldom given
even reigning monarchs.
Battallions of bobbies, both in
Southampton and London, fought
waves of cheering spectators to keep
them within barriers.
Traveling as a private citizen, the
little emperor spared British of-
ficialdom any possible embarrass-
Landon, As Budget Balancer,
Is A Good Constitutionalist
Kansas Governor Is Found ed in Kansas by means other than
To Have No Choice About plunging the state into debt. The
constitution permits the state "to
Being 'Second Coolidge' construct and maintain a system
_______ of highways," adding, however, "that
By FRED WARNER NEAL no general property tax may be laid
or bonds issued for such highways."
In one way at least, Gov. Alf Lan- The roads, the constitution says, are
don of Kansas, to whom it appears to be paid for only through a gas-
the Republicans in Cleveland, will oline tax.
turn to next week as their White So unless an army from Mexico (or
Home other place) should invade
The governor, according to promi- Kansas or unless the anti-Landon
nent. members of the G.O.P., who men of the state should stir up an
are hopping on the Landon band- insurrection, the governor, thrifty
wagon in ever increasing numbers, though he may be, could not main-
has had "a path beaten to his door" tai nantunbalanced budget if he
in Topeka chiefly because he has bal- wanted to.
anced the Kansas budget and is
therefore a second Calvin Coolidge Not, that is, without flaunting and
for thrift, violating sections four and six of the
ftrtconstitution of the sovereign state
But, as Prof. Arthur W. Bromage of Kansas. And that no loyal Re-
of the political science department pf KanwsuAd thnof.R
pointed out yesterday, Governor Lan- publican would even think of.
don had no other alternative than
to balance the budget, unless, that Fire Marshal
is, he wanted to violate his state con-
stitution. For the Higher . Law of
Kansas, Professor Bromage ex- -t reaten S ulit
plained, leaves no loophole for a gov-
ernor, be he spendthrift or miser, to
do aught but end the year with debits atsiouses
To begin with, Professor Bromage
Weclared, the Kansas constitution Says Many Places Are
specifies in plain black and white Not Following Rules;
that the legislature must, every two H
years, provided sufficient revenue to Hotels Called Worst
defray expenses during that time.
Moreover, he continued, the consti- The threat that "somebody will be
tution safeguards this by limiting brought into court before this is
any debt whatsoever, except to repel over" was made yesterday by Arnold
invasion, to $1,000,000, provided it is Renner, deputy State fire marshal,
approved by a majority of all Kan-
sans voting in a general election, and who was here pursuing the investi-
provided that the law proposing the gation of fire hazards in fraternities,
bond issue must at the same time levy sororities, rooming houses and other
a general tax "sufficient to pay the buildings.
interest and principal when it shall Renner, who was accompanied on
become due." .enr h a copne n
Even highways must be construct- his tour of the city by Charles J.
Andrews- Ann Arbr fire s hi f ds-
Dies In Washington
Speaker Of House,
Dies At Midnight
4 * it I
SPEAKER J. W.
Reports Say Ex-Governor
Plans To Boost Michigan.
Senator At Convention
LANSING, June 3.---P)-Although
Former-Governor William A. Com-
stock insisted he would attend the
Republican national convention in
Cleveland next week as an "ob-
server," reports persisted here today;
that he would be there to boost U.S.
Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg for
According to information from
sources close to the former governor
he may be joined in Cleveland by
other prominent Democrats who are
displeased with the New Deal. It was
claimed the group will attempt to
convince Republican leaders that
Vandenberg can gain strong Demo-
cratic support in the event of his
nomination in several states, includ-
ing Michigan, in which Democratic
governors, former governors or party
leaders are against President Roose-
It is understood Comstock favors
Vandenberg because he believes he
is the most colorful of the prospec-
tive candidates. He was said to feel
that Vandenberg is a liberal enough
and forceful enough campaigner to
meet the Administration campaign
more than half way.
There will be a very important
meeting of the editorial staff of the.
Gargoyle at 4:30 p.m. today at the1
111CW , t111relU1 11 C (;lel , e-
clared that although some of the
houses had complied with the State
fire department's request of May 29
to alleviate fire hazard conditions,
termed "the worst of any city in the
State," many of them had done
He refused to say, however, wheth-
er his remark was intended for "fra-
ternities, sororities or hotels." Ann
Arbor hotels, he charged are "even
worse than your fraternities." He
will be in Ann Arbor at various times
for several weeks, he said.#
Renner somewhat modified yes-
terday the original charge of his de-
partment that conditions in Ann Ar-
bor "are the worst of any city with-
in the State." That statement, which
was made by Charles V. Lane, as-
sistant State fire marshal, referred
only to college towns, Renner said.
"Of course Ann Arbor would be the
worst," he explained, "because here
there are more living quarters to
have hazards in."
Fire Chief Andrews himself took
exception to the charge. The dif-
ficulty, he maintained, is principally
with minor regulations, such as light-
ing in halls and wiring. Renner
agreed that "only in a few cases" he
found such a serious fire hazard as
no fire escape. Joseph A. Burlsey
dean of students, also has declared
he thought the situation not as bad
The original warning from the
State fire department singled out 41
fraternities and sororities, 52 room-
ing houses, a League house and two
apartment houses as lax in obeying
provisions of the Hotel Act, which
was passed by the legislature after a
death-dealing fire razed the Hotel
Kerns in Lansing in 1935.
Although Renner emphasized he
would insist that all Ann Arbor
dwellings comply with the law, he
particularly criticized Ann Arbor
hotels, without naming any in par-
ticular, for "their laxity."
'Sage Of Emporia'
Says Nix To G.O.P.
EMPORIA, Kas., June 3, ~ - () -
William Allen White, who is expected
to be one of the key figures in the
Republican convention, dismissed
discussion of placing a Democrat on
the party's Presidential ticket with
the comment "nix on coalition" as
he left tonight for Cleveland.
White, a delegate-at-large [rom
Kansas and an intimate of Gov. Alf
M. Landon, said in an interview:
"In order to catch Liberty League
Democrats, who are obviously dis-
satisfied with Roosevelt, a coalition
ticket would have to be tailed up with
conservative, hard-shelled Democrats.,
To catch liberal-minded progressive
Republicans and independents who]
are dissatisfied with the 'bad fist'1
President Roosevelt has made of the
ideals, which all good Americans
cherish, the head of a coalition ticket
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In 'Distaff Side'
By ARNOLD S. DANIELS
Turning from the tragedy of "Ham-
let," the 1936 Dramatic Season moves
into the modern comedy with John
Van Druten's latest New York suc-
cess, "The Distaff Side," which opens
at 8:15 tonight in the Lydia Men-
Blanche Yurka, star of stage and
screen, who recently created a suc-
cess in her portrayal of Madame De
Farge in "A Tale of Two Cities," will
be starred irr "The Distaff Side,"
which is the fourth production of
the Dramatic Season. Miss Yurka's
last appearance in Ann Arbor was
some five years ago in the "Electra"
of Sophocles. Her performance as
Mrs. Millard in "The Distaff Side"
will present her in a character new
to local audiences.
"The Distaff Side" will also star
Estelle Winwood in the role of Mrs.
Millard's sister, Liz. Miss Winwood,
who has also played in "Party" and
"Hamlet" in the present Dramatic
Season, created this part last sea-
son in the original New York pro-
duction, and it will mark her final
appearance in the present season.
The New York Theatre Guild star,
Margalo Gillmore, will be introduced
to Ann Arbor audiences as Mrs. Mil-
lard's young daughter in "The Dis-
taff Side," together with Elsie Shan-
non, whose career has spanned near-
ly fifty years in the American the-
atre. Both Miss Shannon and Miss
Gillmore will also be starred in the
next production of the Season, "Par-
nell," in which Miss Shannon has
just closed in New York.
TO Ic neld froay
Swinmoutt will be held a 345 nm.
Sudden Death Is Caused
By Heart Attack And
Passing Of 66-Year-Old
Democrat Mourned, May
Hold Congress Session
WASHINGTON, June 4.-(Thurs-
day)-(/P)-Joseph W. Byrns, Speak-
er of the House of Representatives,
died at 12:15 a.m., today of a heart
attack followed by a cerebral hemor-
Dr. George W. Calver, Capitol
physician, announced the death of
the speaker, who was 66 years old.
"Speaker Byrns suffered a heart
attack at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday af-
ternoon," the physician said.
"At 11 p.m., he sufferel a cerebral
hemorrhage and at 12:15 a.m. he
Death Is Unexpected
Death occurred in the speaker's
apartment in the Mayflower Hotel.
The White House was informed im-
mediately, and the news was relayed
to other officials.
The death was wholly unexpected.
Eyrns, a Tennessean who has had a
long career in Congress, had been ac-
tive almost up to the last in the tre-
mendous task of trying to clean up
pending legislation for adjournment
Friends believed the strain of this
task may have been at least partly
responsible for his sudden passing.
Representative Snell (Rep., N.Y.)
was one of the first to comment.
"I am shocked beyond all imagina-
tion," he said. "It is a terrible thing.
It is an almost irreparable loss."
Inasmuch as "Uncle Joe," as he
was known to many intimates, was
known as a master parliamentarian,
adept at straightening out snarls and
keeping the House tempers within
bounds, his death cast the prospects
for adjournment of Congress this
week into an uncertain state.
Made Speaker In 1935
The Roosevelt administration had
counted heavily upon him, as often
in the past, to speed its program
Power as speaker of the national
House of Representatives came to
Joseph W. Byrns when the 74th Con-
gress convened January 3, 1935. Back
of him was a full quarter century as
a member of the House from the
"Hermitage district" of Tennessee,
a tenure which saw him go through
a dozen successful political cam-
paigns and which brought him chair-
manship of the House Appropriations
Committee, leadership of the Demo-
cratic majority and head of the Dem-
ocratic congressional campaign com-
"Uncle Joe" to his constituents, he
was a shrewd politician, a masterful
parliamentary strategist and a fair-
minded chairman and presiding offi-
cer whose personal qualities won
praise from political opponents.
Gustaf son And
Jack R. Gustafson, '38, Chicago,
was named student colonel and
Wencel A. Neumann, '36BAd., Royal
Oak, lieutenant-colonel of the Univer-
sity R.O.T:C. unit last night.
They succeed 01o. Paul W. Phil-
lips, '36E, Kennilworth, Ill., and
Lieut-Col. Charles W. Framburg, Jr.,
'36E, Chicago. The new officers will
take over their duties today at the
last ceremony of the school year,
which is to be held at 5 p.m. on Ferry
Colonel Gustafson will be the head
of the regiment, presiding over pa-
rades and d'rill sections, and making
contact between the students and
the University authorities. Though
he is only a sophomore on the campus
he has a year's extra credit in the
RO.T.C., gained through his four
years attendance at Northwestern
Military Academy in Wisconsin.
He is a member of Sigma Chi fra-
ternity, Sphinx, was in charge of the
drill team at the Military Ball, and
Pollock Urges Those Of Aoe
To Make Use Of Their Votes
By WILLIAM SPALLER southern states, have absentee voters
Every student who will be 21 years laws permitting one to vote when
old by November 11 was urged yes- absent from the place of registra-
terday to register and vote in the tion. Ballots may be obtained simply
approaching Presidential election by by applying to the county or city
Prof. James K. Pollock of the polit- clerk. Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Il-
ical science department. linois and New York are among the
"It is very important," Professor states at prok fr asnte
Pollock said, "for every student who provide for absentee
will be of sufficient age, to make use voting.
will be of sufficient age to make use About 8,000,000 young men and
of his ballot. He should be encour- women will come of age this fall, Pro-
aged to visit the polls in November." fessor Pollock said. By far the larger
Any qualified citizen who will be portion of this group will consist of
21 years old on or before November people not in college. It is this
11 is eligible to vote provided he group, he said, which most enthus-
has been properly registered, Profes- iastically makes use of the ballot,'
sor Pollock said. Ballots may be while the college man, who should