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VOL. XLVII No. 27 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 1936

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Landon Says
Merit System
Was Violated
By President
'Housecleaning' Is Pledged
By Republican Nominee
In PittsburghTalk
New Civil Service
Program Outlined

The Need Of The University
An Editorial

The need for dormitories for n'
ing steadily more acute. Increas
became critical this year following
in toe course of University expan
enrollment. As a consequence, ma
the University and a large num
housed. This has been pointed
the Dean of Students but nothing
until now the problem has becon
today.
Something now seems about to
well organized lines, a student coi
the honor societies, the Univers
major student organizations incl
has presented a plan for the firs
nrnolem, With the si onrt of A

pro AeLn. w un onerspprt t al
Kansan Says Government istration and alumni, these studen
Employes Were Forced ganization which will continue to
Into Political Machine offer truly satisfactory housing co
Some students who are also m
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27.-(AP)-Gov. ing what effect the erection ofc
Alf M. Landon pledged tonight, if fraternities. It is their feeling that
elected, a "housecleaning" of the "po- to take care of the vital immedi
litical debauch" through which he may later be enlarged to care for a]
said New Deal spoilsmen created "a that if this were so, new fraterni
vast army" or mercenaries to en- get. But this is to argue that f
trench President Roosevelt in power. members than adequate housin
Coupling promises to expand the certain unique social and intellec
civil service and consolidate govern- would continue to obtanwhether
ment agencies, the Republican nom- quately housed or not. Moreov
inee closed his campaign for Penn- improved housing facilities will at
sylvania's 36 electoral votes just a (and more students in the highe
week before election day with an to draw from, just as the Law Clu
address which he began: of the Law School because it sy
"I am going to talk about the comfortable student unit thans
most open, the most crude and the houses are able to give.
most brutal use of the spoils system
this country has ever seen." The primary interest of all of
Speech Second In Trio always, must be the good of the U
His speech was the second in an sity is greater than the whole; no
Atlantic Coast trio of three national-' University can flourish at the exp
ly-broadcast campaign appeals which as an educational center, any mor
began in Philadelphia last night and body of which it is a part dwind
closes in New York's Madison Square increased expenditure for faculty
Garden Thursday night. that reputation than dormitories f
For three and a half years, Lan don _________________
said, "both the letter and the spirit
of the merit system have been cyn-
ically disregarded." Cooperation
"Government employes," the Kan-
san continued, "have been forced Essental To
into the ranks of a national political
machine headed by the President and
his Postmaster-General-a machine Policy
organized by the President's cam- Mg s
paign committee, supported off the May Be Used As English
public payrolls and controlled by the
President's power of appointment Answer To Fascism
and removal.
"And this is not good government By IRVING S. SILVERMAN
. . we are feeling the yoke of a The safety, and security of the
government of spoilsmen, by spoils- world depend upon the cooperation of
men and for spoilsmen." the United States and England, even
New Deal 'Hog-Wild' 1 in war, stated Prof. Arthur L. Cross
Landon soke in Duquesne Garden!
LrAdon spoe ih Duquenew Garden of the history department yesterday
where Alfred E. Smith, anti-New Deal I.
Democrat, recently talked in his be- in an interview. "Together they must
half. In rapid fire order, the can- maintain peace; combined they would
didate said: have the strongest fleet in the world.'
The New Deal went "hog-wild in Professor Cross offered this opin-
adding new agencies and accumu- ioiasr os qesti rlin-
lating new powers" by 'creating "75 ion in answer to a question relating
new alphabetical whatnots" and 42 to Edgar Ansel Mowrer's analysis o
'.
corporations. the reasons why America might ente
In "direct violation of the Presi- a war, if one broke out in Europe. Mr
In "iret volaion f te Pesi Morer believes that w would ente]
dent's promises," it tripled patronage a wrtewivovedate dent
to make 325,000 jobs available instead a war if the war mvolved the defea
of 100,000 and supply "more than of Great Britain, if the war were o
twice the patronage that any Pres- long duration, and if the war becam
ident has ever had in this country." general.
As President, Landon said he As for Great Britain, itself, Profes-
would : sor Cross emphasized that the fear
Merit System To Be Used of dictatorships might drive Eng
Make "a good old-fashioned spring land to war, or at least to adopt a
house-cleaning" of what he termed more aggressive policy in Europe. H
waste and extravagance outside the described the Laborites as composing
classified Civil Service, one of the most belligerent partie
Ask legislative authority to ex- in England because of their drea
tend the merit system by executive of the spread of dictatorships, whic
order so that every position below conflict so greatly with all they ar
the rang of assistant secretary should striving for. The party, Professo
be filled "either by promotion for Cross added, has looked askance a
merit or by competitive examinations. the slow envelopment of Europe i
Seek authority nto insure real re-
organization and consolidation of Landon Leads
government bureaus and agencies."
Request adequate appropriations B
for the Civil Service Commission.
Appoint to his cabinet and other
executive positions only those fully I Fll
supporting the merit system, forbid-
ding Republican National Commit-
teemen from being connected "in any
capacity with the executive branch of Governor Landon received a tw
the government." to one margin over President Roose
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men on the campus has been grow-
ingly crowded housing conditions
the destruction of many dwellings
"sion and a substantial increase in
any potential students were lost to
ber of students are inadequately
out repeatedly in the reports of
g was done to relieve the situation
me the most important facing us
be done. Moving along clear-cut,
mmittee with the active support of
ity, the Alumni Association and
uding the Union and The Daily,
t real step in the solution of our
ill of us, students, faculty, admin-
its will form the nucleus of an or-
operate until the University can
nditions.
embers of fraternities are wonder-
dormitories will have upon their
although the dormitory is planned
ate need of freshman housing, it
ll undergraduates, and they believe
ty members would be difficult to
raternities offer no more to their
g; surely fraternities must offer
tual values to their members that
the rest of the campus were ade-
er, it is reasonable to believe that
tract to the campus more students
r income brackets) for fraternities
b has contributed to the reputation
mbolizes a more closely-knit and
scattered rooming and boarding
us in this instance, as it should be
rniversity. No part of the Univer-
group of students attached to the
ense of the University's reputation
e than a limb may grow while the
dles, and nothing, unless it be an
salaries, could help more to sustain
or men.

Planes Again
Rake Madrid
With Bullets
No Casualties Are Reported
While Aviators Attempt
To Terrify City
Americans Warned
To Shun Dangers

$ 1,000 Donated By Union;

Fraternities

On Support Of Movement

U So, Britain
Peace, Cross Says
the shroud of fascism and thus dur-
ing the Ethiopian War was the most'
belligerent among the British parties.
The British, Professor Cross con-
tinued, are now arming to protect
themselves and preserve their tradi-
tional dual foreign policy "which at
times seems to be inconsistent." To
maintain the balance of power in Eu-
rope as well as to protect the British
colonial empire upon which the island
is so dependent have been the tra-
ditional policies of the British and
. are still guiding their destinies, Pro-I
, fessor Cross explained. Thus Eng-'
_land, he said, will reserve the right
jto take sides in Europe until the last
minute-when a war breaks out.
England already has a naval agree-
ment with Germany, Professor Cross
pointed out, but she is still appre-
hensive of Germany's attitude in
spite of the repeated German ad-
f vances' for British good-will. Also,
he added, Germany has not yet ade-
quately answered the questions which
Eden put to Hitler a few months ago.
r
Attacks On Soci
s Are Misleadin
Prof. William Haber of the econom-
r ics department, former deputy admin-
istrator of the FERA in Michigan, in
an interview yesterday declared that
"the jibes in the press against the

Observers State Capital
Could Be Taken In Two
Days If Attacked
ON MADRID BATTLEFRONTS,
Oct. 27.-(P)-Huge Fascist warplanes
splattered Madrid gun emplacements
with machine gun bullets today in
their daily sortie to terrify the pop-
ulace into a bloodless surrender.
Dippingand diving over the city,
five insurgent planes spat fire at
every anti-aircraft battery their'
pilots could pick out.
The city's defenders blazed away
at the planes without effect, although
government planes did not take the
air to fight off the invaders.
Some of the planes' fire ricocheted
through the city's streets, but no cas-
ualties were reported. Finally the
aviators, their daily tour of terror
finished, wheeled their heavy ships
and soared away back of their own
lines.
Battles Expected
Leaders of the capital's defenders.
claiming they had 250,000 soldiers
and civilians in the field, said they
expected a decisive battle within a
"few days."
American newspapermen, captured
by Fascists on the battlefront,dtold
their compatriots in Talavera de la
Reina today that :
"It is quite possible the militia will
run from Madrid when it is attacked'
Madrid can be taken in two days.
There are many trenches around Ma-
drid, but they are nothing more than
shallow ditches such as the militia
deserted at Navalcarnero as soon as
the Moors got within rifle range."
The American embassy in Madrid
issued a note advising Americans still
in the capital that the building would
be reopened if the situation should
become more serious.
Troops Retreat
The note advised Americans not to
expose themselves to danger, and
cautioned them against any expres-
sions as showing partiality in the
tense political situation.
An abortive government attempt
to bomb out Fascists in Navalcarnero
was halted by Fascist warplanes
which blasted out the government
gun crews and emplacements.
EL CERRO DE LOS ANGELES,
Spain, Oct. 27.-(A)-Spanish govern-
ment troops retreated to within 10
miles of Madrid today before a Fas-
cist attack.
The Madrid defenders took up po-
sitions on a knoll behind the govern-
ment's last defense line just south of
.this well-known landmark.
al Security Act
g, Haber Asserts
tice issued by Ford's is clearly not in
violation of the Michigan statue for
it does not contain literature threat-
ening the security of the workers to
e which the act pertains. However.'

Council Splits On Issue;
Will Consult Members
Of Individual Houses
Will Vote Tonight
At Bursiey's Home
Effects Of Dormitories
Upon Fraternities Here
Discussed By Council
By ROBERT WEEKS
Presidents of 37 fraternities dis-
cussed pro and con the question of
supporting the dormitory system for
freshmen last night in the Interfra-
tenity Council meeting and will re-
convene tonightmto vote on the stand
that their houses will take on the
question.
Fraternities withheld their official
position until tonight because of the
vast property problem they h'ave on
their hands, however, officials said.
The presidents unofficially took
sides on the question of whether the
proposed dormitory would injure the
fraternities.
After George Cosper, '37, president,
had put the issue before the Council,
Gilbert Tilles, '37, chairman of the
Committee on Men'sDormitories,
outlined the project and an open
discussion followed.
No Dissenting Voices
Poor rooming conditions for fresh-
men in Ann Arbor were pointed out
as something that would be mitigated
by a dormitory and no dissenting
voices were heard on this contention.
It was also pointed out that many
desirable students do not attend the
University because of the poor hous-
ing facilities in Ann Arbor and that
a lack of dormitories for this reason
had a harmful effect on the student
body, the fraternities and on the
University as an institution. This
point was not contested.
Since the discussion was in a for-
mative state, Cosper said, no action
could be taken on it. The statements
made, he said, cannot be taken as
representative of the general frater-
nity opinion. Final action, he prom-
ised, will be taken tonight.
A speech was given by one of the
house presidents at this time express-
ing the admonition that to support
this movement would be "weaving
the rope that will hang the frater-
nities." "The University will do it
eventually, so why help them?" was
another expression of the same posi-
tion and still another was that this
situation would excuse a selfish atti-
tude on the part of the fraternities.
Fear For Meal Profits
It was pointed out that dormitories
would deprive the houses of revenue
by reducing the size of the pledging
classes and by taking from them the
profit from freshman meals. Frank
E. Dannemiller, '37, declared, "If the
fraternities in Ann Arbor were able
to offer no more than board and room
as a dormitory would, the thing tc
1 do would be give up now. But since
they do have much more to offer, I
think the two can exist together."
The discussion was closed soon
after William Fleming, '37, suggestec
s that fraternity support of the dormi-
tory would be expedient if a frater-
e nity alumnus were guaranteed a posi-
- tion on the board of governors con-
l trolling the proposed dormitory, i:
n such a board were to be created
l Tilles was unable to answer this pro-
posal because, he said, the systen
o of control was undecided.
y A motion to support the propose
r dormitory was laid on the table unti
- tonight's meeting, because the Coun
1 cil agreed that the consequence o
d the decision made it necessary fo
- house presidents to consult the mem
bers of their houses.
l Seven Are Tapped
~VT - rl Xf.. n l n a n

Leftists To Speak
In Forum Tonight
The position of three minor parties
n the 1936 election campaign will be
>resented at 7:45 p.m. tonight at the
nion in a forum sponsored by the
ltudent Alliance.
Prof. Harold J. McFarlan of the
ollege of Engineering will speak for
he Socialists, William Weinstone,
istrict organizer of the Communist
'arty, will support the stand of his
arty, and Byron Heiss, instructor at
Michigan State Normal College, will
utline the aims of the Farmer-La-!
orites.
There will be questions and discus-
ion after the formal talks have been
iven. , All students are invited to
ttend and participate, according to
fficials of the Student Alliance.
Work On Union'
Annex Project
To Be Resumed
K. B. Culbertson Awarded
Contract; Will Complete
Structure By Spring E
The building committee of the
:nion yesterday awarded the con-
ract for finishing its annex, on which
onstruction has been idle for more
han a month, to H. B. Culbertson,
Detroit, secretary to the Class of 1911.
Stanley A. Waltz, manager of the
Jnion, estimated that the remainder
>f the construction will cost approx-
mately $325,000. Work will be begun
mmediately and will probably be fin-
fshed by early spring, Waltz said.
Culbertson was also awarded the con-
tract for the footings and founda-
;ion work, which were completed in
late summer.
On Sept. 29, Union officials an-
ounced that a PWA loan, which had
been expected by the building com-
mittee, could probably not be ob-
tained. Although hope for a PWA
loan was not entirely discarded, the
building committee on the following
day announced that bids on the re-
mainder of the construction would be
accepted until Oct. 20.
Since the PWA ruleyl that contracts
for construction work could not be
awarded until after the PWA loan
had been granted, the Union was
obliged to fulfill the contract inas-
much as Detroit PWA officials also
did not think there were enough un-
employed in Ann Arbor to warrant a
loan.
The annex will contain 159 rooms,
in addition to University club rooms
and bowling alleys, Waltz said.
Soph Officers
To Be Chosen
By Poll Today
Sophomore elections will be held
from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the literary
and engineering colleges climaxing
a vigorous period of campaigning.
Literary college elections will b
held in Room 231 Angell Hall and
engineering college elections in Room
348 in West Engineering Building, ac
cording to Miller G. Sherwood, '37
president of the Men's Council.
The two traditional slates offer the
following candidates: State Stree
Party: president, Wallace Hook; vice
president, Betty Lyon; secretary
Rebecca Bursley; treasurer, Stuar
Low. Washtenaw Party: president
Frank Huseman; vice-president, Har
re Pomeroy; secretary, Jenny Peter
sen; treasurer, John Jordan.

Four candidates were put into th
field last night by the Sophomore In

Defer Action

$70,000 Set As Goal For
First Year Of Project;
QuadrangleFinal Aim
Ruthven, Bursley
Offer Cooperation
Appeals Will Be Made To
Alumni Organizations
Throughout Country
By TUURE TENANDER
For the first time in the history of
the University a concerted drive to
raise funds for the construction of
men's dormitories got under way
yesterday and received impetus by
an initial gift to the fund of $1000
from the Union.
The goal of the drive for this year
is $70,000, enough to build one unit
of a dormitory quadrangle, and ac-
cording to Gilbert Tilles, '37, chair-
man of the executive committee on
Men's Dormitory project, $10,000 is
the amount hoped to be raised from
campus sources.
The University has definitely lent
its support to this move. President
Ruthven said yesterday that he was
in full sympathy with the effort on
the part of students to construct dor-
mitories.
Ruthven Lends Support
"It is apparent to every member
of the University family that dormi-
tories are one of the University's
greatest needs," President Ruthven
said. "The recent growth of the Uni-
versity both in number of students
and in the size of the plan has madeI
the shortage of rooms, which was
already apparent during the depres-
sion, much more acute in the last
two years."
"When students have adopted sim-
ilar projects in the past they have
been conspicuously successful," Pres-
ident Ruthven declared, "and I be-
lieve that the interest of students in
dormitories will make a strong ap-
peal to everyone interested in the
University."
Joseph A. Bursley, dean of stu-
dents, also stated yesterday that he
was strongly in favor of the construc-
tion of new housing facilities for stu-
dents on the University campus.
Long Need Reported
"Men's dormitories have long been
one of the most vital needs of the
University and I have been advocat-
ing them for the past 15 years,"
Dean Bursley said. "The need is
growing more imperative every year.
t I am delighted to see such a move-
ment arise from the student body
itself and the project can count on
my support to the fullest extent."
According to Tilles, the board of
directors of the Union, as a result of
student agitation, felt that there was
a definite need for men's dormitories
and appointed an executive commit-
tee to take definite steps in the direc-
tion of establishing the needed struc-
tures. Inasmuch as the dormitory
project will be a many-year one, a
permanent organization scheme was
necessary to carry on the work from
year to year. Therefore, Tilles said,
it was decided that two juniors are
always to be included on the execu-
tive committee and that the Presi-
dent of the Union and the managing
editor of The Daily are also to be
3included on the executive committee
- with ex-officio standing.
, Committee Set Up
The present executive committee
and the organizations represented in-
e lude: Tillis, editor of the Gargoyle,
chairman; Alvin Saunders, '37, Mich-
- igamua; Hubert Bristol, '37, Board
' of Directors of Athletics; Herbert
B Wolf, '37, Union; Elsie Pierce, '37,
tThe Daily; Bruce Telfer and Tuure
Tenander, the two junior members.
iThe support of every important or-
ganization os the campus will be

e sought, Tilles said, and their repre-
- sentatives are inclurled on the grn-

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Social Security Act in relation to he added, "political consideration
workers are , deliberately misrepre- have no doubt dictated that such no-
senting the effect of the act or are tices appear now immediately befor
misunderstanding, and certainly the the election. But certainly employ-
employers have not the worker's con- ers between now and January will
cern in mind when they constantly have to inform employes of the cut in
remind him of the tax on his wages. their pay which goes into the Socia
"Nothing is said about the fact that Security fund."
the employer also pays a tax of one The Michigan statute referred t
per cent on his payroll," Professor reads: "It shall be unlawful for an
Haber said. "Nor is any mention employer . . . in paying the salary or
made of the fact that the deduction I wages of any of his employes, to erg
from the worker's wage plus that of close their pay in pay envelopes, up
the employer will be returned to the on which there is written or printed
worker, with interest, in benefits any political notice, device or argu
which he receives as a matter of right ment, containing any threat, ex
and not charity. He will actually get pressed or implied, intended or cal
back more than he himself has con- culated to influence the politica
tributed, since the employer's con- opinion, views or actions of such em
tribution also belongs to him." ployes so paid."
Recently the Ford Motor Company The notice which the Ford Com

veib in eariy returns in The DiAy 's
presidential poll of faculty membersI
O.SU. Publication after the first day of voting yesterday,i
leading the President 39 votes to 21.
Scored As 'Vulgar' The returns received from the va-
rious schools and colleges were so
COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 27.-(P)- slight as to discount any indication
Members of an Ohio State University of the final results. Voting today is
faculty-student committee frowned expected to be much heavier with the
today on alleged "profanity, vulgarity remaining ballots coming in tomor-

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