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The Weather'
Cloudy and cooler today;
fresh to strong north winds.

f~f ian



A Question
Of National Pp.licy .




Landon, Knox
Meet T o Map
End Of Battle
Vice-Presidential Nominee
Sees 'Real Fight' Ahead
In WinningElection
Finds Pennsylvania
Safe; Ohio Is Better
Says 600,000 Californians
Want Scheme For Easy
Living OrSubsidy
TOPEKA, Kas., Oct. 17.-0-
Gov. Alf M. Landon and Col. Frank
Knox mapped the close of their cam-
paign today in a final conference
which ended with the Chicago pub-
lisher predicting victory in a "real
Sitting on the front porch of the
Executive Mansion where he lunched
with Landon, Knox puffed a pipe and
told reporters: "We had a general
discussion of the campaign situation.
It is the last time we'll see each
other before the election. I think our
timing has been perfect and that
we're coming very strong-in no state
more so than in New York."
Landon was inside as his running
mate talked, conferred with William
R. Castle, former Undersecretary of
State, and J. Reuben Clark, former
ambassador to Mexico.
After his press conference, Colonel
and Mrs. Knox motored to Excelsior
Springs, Mo., where they will spend
the week-end.
California Trip Planned
Both the Presidential nominee and
Knox were on the eve of a two-week
drive which will take the Kansan
to Los Angeles and back across the
continent to New York before re-
turning home just before election
day, Nov. 3. Knox said he would
campaign through Nebraska, Iowa,
Indiana, Pennsylvania and then back
through Pennsylvania and Ohio be-
fore closing with a Chicago address
Oct. 31.
Replying to questions, Knox said
he was "very much in favor of Lan-
don's California trip," and said Ari-
zona and New Mexico stops would
"cinch" those states.
"California is divided into two
parts," he said. "North California
is anti-New Deal and pro-Landon.
The battle will have to be made in
Southern California. About 600,0
people have moved into the state in
the last four years and are pretty
largely available for any scheme
which presents an easy living for
them. Nothing short of a direct sub-
sidy will satisfy them.
"The Townsend support will be a
tremendous aid, not only in Cali-
fornia but in other states.
Pennsylvania Called Safe
"I think Pennsylvania is safe, very
emphatically. Ohio is looking much
better. Southern Illinois will roll
up not less than 200,000, and I think
we have an edge in the Chicago area."
Prior to the issuance of a formal
statement on his views by James
Roosevelt, a reporter asked Knox
about a quotation attributed to young
Roosevelt at Worcester, Mass., that
his fatier intends to seek a consti-
tutional amendment to continue NRA
Landon in Detroit had called upon
his Democratic rival to say before
election day whether or not he pro-
posed an amendment.
"Young Jim says his father is for
a Constitutional amendment," Knox
replied. "The question now is why

his father doesn't say so. The time
to tell the people whether he wants a
constitutional amendment is now."
Current Issues

Similarities To Proteins
Are Shown By Viruses
And Bacteria Killers
A tendency to believe that complex
chemical compounds such as pro-
teins are active biological agents
with characteristics of living organ-
isms is growing rapidly, Prof. H. B.
Lewis, head of the department of bi-
ological chemistry, declared yester-
Investigation along three lines, he
said, has presented evidence in sup-
port of this belief. The first-and
most significant to Dr. Lewis-of
these is a series of experiments with
serums carried on in Peiping by sev-
eral Chinese workers. According to
the findings of these investigators the
pneumococcus antibodies, minute or-
ganisms which act as the body's de-
fense against the attacks of the bac-
teria causing pneumonia, are closely
paralleled by certain proteins in abil-
ity to destroy the harmful bacteria.
Confirmation of these results, and
similar findings in the case of other
antibodies, might well mean that
they might be obtained in the lab-
oratory and a store provided for use
against microbe-caused diseases. At
present the sufferer from many such
diseases must waituntil his own body
can produce the antibodies, a wait
Which often proves fatal. With other
diseases, such as smallpox and diph-
theria, where serums from animals
are used to introduce antibodies into
the human body, the occasional ill
effects and limited application of
Drasin Inquest
To Be.Tuesday;
Autopsy Is Held
Witness Of Fatal Accident
Says Victim Had Trouble
In LightingTorch
An investigation into the death of
George F. Drasin, Grad., 23 years
old, of Grand Rapids, who was in-
stantly killed in a laboratory explo-
sion at 4 p.m. Friday in the East
Engineering building, was begun yes-
terday. An inquest into the cause
of the accident will be held at 5 p.m.
An autopsy performed yesterday
morning at the University Hospital
by Dr. John C. Bugher of the hos-
pital staff established death as due
to partial decapitation resulting from
the explosion. No evidence of gases
was found in the lungs.
Drasin was killed when a drum on
which he was welding a fitting ex-
ploded in a second floor laboratory
and blew off the top of his head. The
explosion was believed due to a mix-
ture of oxygen and acetylene gas
which accumulated in the drum.
Other Students Near
Two other students were in the
room at the, time but were not hurt
except for slight shock. They are Ar-
thur Lennie, '38E, and John J. Kary,
Grad., both of Detroit.
Kary, who was working about 15
feet from Drasin when the explosion
occurred, was knocked to the floor
and covered with glass. Windows in
the laboratory were shattered but
no other damage was done to the
Drasin had been having difficulty
keeping the torch lighted, Kary said.
The acetylene from the unlighted
torch entered the drum and mixed
with the oxygen, it is believed by
Prof. Alfred A. White, chairman of
the department of chemical and me-
tallurgical engineering. When the
torch was again lighted, the flame
ignited the mixture, causing the ex-

Coroner's Jury Sworn



these serums mightabe overcome.
A second line of attack, said Dr.
Lewis, upon this question of the re-
lationship between proteins and so-
called "living" substances is that con-
cerned with viruses, a class of minute
particles to whose activities various
diseases are ascribed. In at least
one important instance, the tobacco
mosiac disease virus, it has been dem-
onstrated that the virus is a crystal-
line protein, he went on.
The third piece of evidence which
purports to show that proteins may
have a close identity with "life" is
furnished by the bacteriaphage (bac-
teria killers), Dr. Lewis continued.
From liquids known to contain bac-
teriaphage there has been isolated
a protein which possesses the power
to consume bacteria in a manner
similar to that employed by the
(Continued on Page 2)
Murphy Writes
To Snub Debate
With Fitzgerald
Candidates Of Both Parties
Refuse Offer To Arrange
Oral Controversy
Edward H. Litchfield, graduate stu-
dent who was defeated in the pri-
mary race for thenomination for
state senator, announced yesterday
that Gov. Frank Fitzgerald has de-
clined to debate with his Democratic
opponent, Frank Murphy. The Gov-
ernor said that he had declined be-
cause the debate would not serve a
constructive purpose.
Murphy also declined to take a part
in a debate with the Governor, and
former Governor Wilber Brucker of-
fered himself as a substitute for
In a letter to Litchfield, Governor
Fitzgerald said, "While I appreciate
the public-spirited motive behind
your invitation (to engage in the de-
bate), I must decline, for the reason
I do not believe the debate would
serve a constructive purpose.
"First, I differ with your concep-
tion of my position in the picture. My
campaign for reelection to the office
of governor of Michigan is not based
upon my views of the New Deal or
any other national issue. It is based
entirely upon my record as Governor,
secretary of state, and in other pub-
lic capacities.
"Since I am a candidate for a state
office, I believe I am logical in con-
fining my addresses to state problems.
A debate on the New Deal, therefore,
would scarcely fit in with my pro-
"Even though such a debate were
confined to state issues, I doubt that
I would accept. For I am free to ad-
mit that, as an orator, I have little
to recommend me. If a man's fit-
ness for the office of chief executive
were to be measured by his ability to
charm with the spoken word. I fear
I would be utterly disqualified. My
time in the last 24 years has been
wholly taken up with state work
rather than with the development of
forensic ability.
"My record will have to speak for
me, and I am sure the people of this
state are quite willing to judge the
issues in this light."

Tiny Living' Organisms May Be
Of Chemical Nature, Lewis Says

Radio Diatribe
Cut InMiddle
Speech Against Roosevelt
Halted By Broadcasting
Officials In East
Use Of Recordings
Offered As Reason

Coughlin, Grapples
With Fake Indian'
In Feather Shower
DETROIT, Oct. 17.-OP-An ad-
dress by the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin
was interrupted today by a scuffle
between the priest and Woody Hock-
aday, who dressed in a brilliant ver-
million Indian suit, showered the
speaker with handfuls of feathers.
Coughlin was speaking at a rally of
Michigan members of the National
Union for Social Justice, when Hock-
aday appeared suddenly on the plat-
form, shouting words which were
indistinguishable in the tumult which
arose immediately, and flinging
feathers with both hands '5from a
bulging sack.
"Don't touch that man," Coughlin
shouted, leaning -fiver the railing on
the platform. "Don't touch that man.
We'll bring him up here and let him
talk. I love to talk with Communists
and New Dealocrats."
While police rushed Hockaday to a
waiting squad car, Coughlin's asso-
ciates brushed feathers from his
shoulders and helped him adjust
a microphone worn hanging from his

Gophers' Powerful
Onslanht Swamps
Michigan By 26-0

Senator Breaks
Given By GOP
Would Not Use

That He

CHICAGO, Oct. 17.--(P)-A na-
tionwide radio address by Senator
Arthur H. Vandenberg (Rep., Mich.)
was cut off the eastern division of the
Columbia Broadcasting Company
chain tonight in the midst of a speech
directed against President Roosevelt.
H. Leslie Atlas, vice-president of
Columbia, said the address was cut
off stations in the East by the
chain's New York officials "because
the program included phonographic
recordings in violation of the com-
pany's rules."
Atlas said the address, interspersed
with recordings of speeches made by
President Roosevelt in 1932 and 1933,
was broadcast by the major portion
of the Columbia Chain's member sta-
The chain official said he had been
assured by Hill Blackett, public re-
lations director for the Republican
National Committee, sponsors of
Vandenberg's address, thatrecord-
ings were not to be used in connec-
tion with the broadcast.
Fifteen minutes before the broad-
'ast was scheduled to be delivered,
ltlas said, Blackett admitted that
,he address called for the use of rec-
The' Senator was using recordings
from President Roosevelt's 1932 and
1933 speeches to answer his own
Listeners said an announcer in-
troduced H. Leslie Atlas, vice-presi-
dent of 'the chain, who explained an
executive order from New York had
arrived too late to cut the program
off all stations. He said the Sen-
ator's program would continue over
certain stations with the recordings
Hill Blackett, public relations di-
recor for the Republican National
Committee, which sponsored Senator
Vandenberg's address, said company
officials informed him the address
was broadcast in its entirety, with the
exception of the phonograph inter-
polations, through Mid-Western sta-
Yost Misses Third
Contest Since 1900
Fielding H. Yost, director of Ath-
letics, yesterday missed his third
Michigan game since 1900, and for
the first time since coming here
failed to see the Wolverines in their
annual clash with the Gophers.
Yost was afflicted with influenza
nearly a week ago, but gained suf-
ficiently after the first two days so
that physicians thought it barely pos-
sible that he might make the trip
to Minneapolis. He became quite ill
again, however, and it was impos-
sible for him to do so.

Groesbeck Backs
DETROIT, Oct. 17.-On the heels
of President Roosevelt's visit to De-
troit, Alex J. Groesbeck, one of
Michigan's two three-term gover-
nors who recently poked fun at the
Republican attack on the New Deal,
today in effect endorsed the election
of Governor Landon.
Groesbeck, a Republican, declared
that Landon's "election will not be
followed by broken promises, mount-
ing deficits, confiscatory taxation
and regimentation of workers, busi-
ness and industry. These-and the
threats of more of them," he asserted,
"are the major issues of this cam-
Although Grosebeck rid iculed
charges that the Constitution is in
danger, he maintained that "if Lan-
don is elected, we will experience a
marked improvement in business of
all kinds and a substantial lessening
of employment. For these reasons
I believe that Michigan will go Re-
publican this year."
Injured Girl's
State Is Better,

shoulders which had
in the scuffle.

been torn offI

'Happier' U. S
Said To Exist
By President
Roosevelt Concludes Tour
In N. Y. Capital; Certain
Of Reelection
N. Y., Oct. 17.-(-P)-From the portico
of the Executive Mansion in New
York's capital, President Roosevelt
wound up his campaign speaking trip
of 5,000 miles with an assertion to-
night that he believed "we have a
happier America, a better America"
than four years ago.
Nearing the finish line of his west-
ern campaign tour, Presient Roose-
velt stopped off at Rochester this
afternoon and told a rain-sodden
throng in front of Convention Hall
that ever since he wasknominated for
Governor_ of. New York he had been
"fighting for fresh opportunity" for
the American people.
He said he was happy that during
the past three and a half years the
state had continued and strengthened
"liberal government under the wise
and conscientious leadership of our
great governor, Herbert H. Lehman."
"Deep down in my heart," he said,
"I am confident that government
which thinks in terms of humanity
will continue in Albany and Wash-
ington in the days to come."
Swarms of spectators lined the
city's sidewalks while hundreds of
young and middle aged trotted along-
side the slowly-moving procession to
the city hall. The motor car was
forced to halt several times due to
the milling crowd.
His brief speech at Rochester was
his third of the day in crossing up-
state New York toward his Hyde
Park estate where tonight he ends
his western campaign dash through
10 states.
Previously he had told a great out-
door crowd in Buffalo that the New
Deal works program represented the
"first shock troops" in the battle
against the depression and pledged
a continuance of Federal aid to help
states carry the burden.



The condition of Frieda Kaufman,
'40, injured in a chemical explosion
Friday, was pronounced "satisfac-
tory" yesterday by Dr. Frederick A.
Coller, physician who treated her face
lacerations in Uiversity Hospital.
O. L. I. Brown, instructor aiding
Miss Kaufman at the time of the ac-
cident, who suffered wrist cuts, at- I
tended his classes yesterday, after
having small particles of glass re-
moved from the cuts on his hands.
The chemistry department issued
the following statement yesterday:
"In attempting to ascertain the
cause of the laboratory explosion
which injured Miss Kaufman and Dr.
Brown, members of the chemistry;
faculty are trying to determine the
actual ingredients of the mixture
which the student had prepared and
placed in the tube that was being
heated. They have tested the purity
of the two substances called for in
the directions for the experiment and
find that both bottles were properly
filled; furthermore, there was no im-
purity in either one which could have
caused the explosion. It seems prob-
able that material from a wrong bot-
tle was used in preparing the mix-
The two chemicals were potassium
chlorate and manganese dioxide, used
in producing oxygen, an experiment
prepared by all beginning classes. The
glass flask burst when under heat.
Miss Kaufman will remain in the
Hospital for two or three days, Dr.
Coller said.
Choral Union
10 Open With
Mine. Flagstad
Kirsten Flagstad, noted soprano of
the Metropolitan Opera Company,
will open the Choral Union's season
at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow in Hill Audi-
torium. Madame Flagstad, who, af-
ter only three seasons in this coun-
try, has become the Metropolitan's
greatest attraction, will be accom-'
panied by Mr. Edwin MacArthur.
Her program for tomorrow's con-
cert follows:
Strauss: Seitdem, dein aug' in'
meines schaute, Ach liem, ich muss
nun scheiden, Schon sind, doch kalt
die Himmelssterne, Ich lieme Dich.
Grieg: Mens jeg venter (While I
Wait) (sung in Norwegian), Lys natt
(Bright Night) (sung in Norwegian),
Det gynger en baad (A Boat Rocks
to and fro);. Jordan: Og se, hun
kom (And se, eshe came) (sung in
Norwegian), Es naht de Herbst (Au-
tumn is nearing) (sung in German).
Joseph Marx: Und gestern hat er
mir Rosen gebracht, Hat dich die
Liebe Beruhrt, Michael Head: Noc-
turne; Ernest Charles: Spendthrift;
Frank Bridge: Love vent ariding.
Wagner: "Einsam in Truben Ta-
gen" Elsa's Traum from Act I of
"Lohengrin," "Du bist der Lenz"

40,000 Watch Minnesota
Pile Up 19 First Downs
To Wolverines' Three
Janke Injured; May
Be Lost For Season
Patanelhli, Ritchie, Cooper
Star; Alfonse, Matheny,
Buhler, Moore Score
By A Staff Correspondent
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17-(Special
to The Daily) -Michigan's gallant
band of Wolverines, out-classed in
practically every department of the
game, refused to crumble before the
vicious and highly mechanized at-
tack of the championship-bound
Minnesota Gophers and held the
Norsemen to 26 points before 40,000
spectators in the Stadium here to-
Sheer courage was the only weapon
Michigan had this afternoon as Min-
nesota, working with clock-like pre-
cision moved methodically down the
field: It was Michigan's display of
intestinal fortitude that prevented
Bernie Bierman's great team from
running up an even more imposing
Constantly on the defensive and
scarcely moving past their own 20-
yard line throughout the first half,
the Wolverines scrapped and battled
The Band, cheerleaders and
what Miller Sherwood, '37, pres-
ident of the Men's Council hopes
will be "a goodly number of
students" will show Michigan's
football team today that they
are loyal to it even in defeat. The
welcome will be staged at 2:08
p.m., at the Michigan Central
Station, on a suggestion wired
from Minneapolis by William
Bates, '37, manager of the team.
like madmen as Minnesota ran in a
galaxy of sophomore backs, each of
whom appeared to be more effective
than the last.
Janke Injured
- Undoubtedly the worst performance
of the afternoon was turned in by
the officials. Three times at least,
clipping was absolutely evident. One
of these plays cost Michigan the serv-
ices of Fred Janke, the outstanding
Michigan lineman of the day, cut
down in the third quarter, he left the
game with a dislocated collar bone
and muscle complications, and will
probably be lost to the team for the
remainder of the season.
Minnesota piled up 19 first downs
to three for Michigan, and in so do-
ing gained a grand total of 345 yards
from scrimmage. Michigan's attack
netted approximately 67.
Captain Mat. Patanelli stood out as
the stellar flanker of the day. He
broke up at least one apparently cer-
tain Gopher scoring threat and sift-
ed into the Minnesota backfield more
than any other Wolverine.
Offensive Fails
Michigan's attack never got going.
Stark Ritchie and Bob Cooper were
the only backs who made anything
like a substantial gain. Cooper's
punting kept Michigan out of a great
deal of trouble in the later stages
of the game, but several of his early
attempts were only fair. Minnesota's
kicking was only mediocre.
It was the same story as a year
ago, with the two exceptions that
Michigan refused to quit, and Min-
nesota's attack featured a more wide
open game with a sizable dosage of
Alfonse Scores First
Michigan repelled the Gopher as-
sault for most of the first quarter but

finally with the ball on the Michigan
eight as a result of another deter-
mined Gopher drive, Andy Uram,
great Minnesota play-maker lateraled
to co-captain Alfonse, who shot off
tackle for the first score of the game.
Wilkinsons attempt at conversion
was wide.
Matheny took Cooper's punt near
the end of the first quarter and
sprinted to the Wolverine 22. From
there the Gophers smacked and
slashed their way to the one foot
line where Buhler, sophomore full-
back, went over for the touchdown
after Michigan had held twice. Wil-

They Came; They Saw; But Which One
WJii Con querState, Landon OrF.D.R.?


lII De U ) tJ A coroner's jury was sworn in at'
the scene of Drasin's death by Cor-
oner Edwin C. Ganzhorn. Members
T om as .lR of the jury are Dr. William Brace of
the University Health Service; Prof.'
Norman Thomas, Socialist candi- C. W. Good, assistant director of the
date forpresident, will speak at 415 department of engineering research;
p.m. tomorrow in the Masonic Temple Prof. Donald W. McCready of the
o . "ThemIssueofthe nTmpDay." chemical engineering department; M.
on 'The Issues. of the B. Small, assistant to the director
Thomas, who recently ran third in of engineering research; Robert W.
The Daily's student presidential poll, Merritt, research assistant in the de-
is being brought to Ann Arbor by a parcment of engineering research,
group of local citizens. Following his and William B. Bruch, building and
talk, he will answer any questions grounds clerk.
that may be directed to him by mem- The inquest will be held in the
bers of the audience. Washtenaw County court house.
Thomas, the leading Socialist in the Kary, Lennie, Professor White and
country, last appeared in Ann Arbor Lyle M. Reading, Grad., of Detroit,
last February when he delivered three who was just outside the room at the
speeches. time of the explosion, will be sum-
A graduate of Princeton University moned to testify, Dr. Ganzhorn said.
and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Body Taken To Grand Rapids
ersammn.C Bail stif3mAfi + at r n l ro ,c nrir .ro.a fn tror s _

The Presidential candidates came
to Michigan. They saw Michigan.
But which one conquered Michigan?
That was the question foremost
in the minds of observers as they
travelled across -the State Tuesday
with Governor Landon, the Repub-
lican, and Thursday with President
Roosevelt, the Democrat.
One thing was clear: President
Roosevelt attracted far larger crowds
than did his Kansas rival. But there
are other factors. For example, most
impartial newspapermen along on
both trips agreed that the Republican
nominee in his speeches really said
more of a concrete nature than the
President. But as a cynic remarked,
that was not saying much.
President Draws Crowds
Both candidates visited Detroit,
Flint, Lansing and Grand Rapids.
At each place, the turnout for the
Presidential train was at least twice
what it was for the Sunflower Spe-
cial. At Detroit more than 200,000
persons jammed themselves into the

10,000 out to see Landon. The peo-
ple-filled streets of Flint appeared to
the campaigning President as if every
living soul in that city had turned
out, while to Governor Landon it
must have seemed as though great
numbers were too busy in their shops
and factories to follow in his wake.
The story of the turnout of the
people was the same in Grand Rap-
ids. and at first thought, it would
seem that if numbers mean anything
at all, Michigan will give its 19
electoral votes to Roosevelt.
Weather Bad for Landon
But the President, as the Demo-
crats hoped and the Republicans
feared, got the breaks on the treach-
erous Michigan weather, as he has
so often in other parts of the na-
tion. Landon's Tuesday was a cold,
damp day, and the night of the Navin
Field speech was so cold that even
an electric heater failed to keep the
speaker's stand and press section
warm. In contrast, Roosevelt's Thurs-
day was as balmy a day as ever a
Michigan Indian Summer produced,

crats present at Landon's arrivals
were far and few between.
The speeches of the candidates
were void of new materials or star-
tling ideas. Both harped on the
Great Theme Songs of their cam-
paigns, Landon charging that the
New Deal was headed for regimen-
tation and depriving the people of.
their liberties and Roosevelt point-
ing to the "return of prosperity" and
asking his audiences if they were not
better off than they were in 1932.
Governor Landon, however, scored
a point on his Presidential rival when
in Detroit he charged the deviser of
the New Dealer with concealing his
real aims and purposes and demand-
ed of Roosevelt that he inform the
electorate specifically of his plans
for the next four years.
But in little mentioned portions of
their speeches, Roosevelt and Landon
set forth what amounts to their re-
spective philosophies of government.
After hearing the following ideas
from the candidates, there is cer-
tainly a clear and distinct choice.

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